VW Golf GTI vs Polestar 2

Picture of VW Golf GTI (Mk VIII)
Picture of Polestar 2
Category VW Golf GTIPolestar 2
Max power (ps / bhp) 245 / 242408 / 402
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 370 / 273660 / 487
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1429 / 31502151 / 4742
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 172 / 169190 / 187
Average price €41,000€57,000

Acceleration (mph)

Speed & distance VW Golf GTIPolestar 2
0 - 30 mph 2.1 s1.7 s
0 - 60 mph 5.1 s4.0 s
0 - 100 mph 12.2 s10.5 s
0 - 120 mph 18.4 s15.9 s
Est. 1/8 mile 10.1 s @ 85.1 mph9.1 s @ 93.2 mph
1/4 mile 13.6 s @ 105.0 mph12.6 s @ 110.0 mph

Acceleration (kph)

Speed & distance VW Golf GTIPolestar 2
0 - 40 kph 1.9 s1.6 s
0 - 50 kph 2.5 s2.1 s
0 - 80 kph 4.2 s3.4 s
0 - 100 kph 5.7 s4.6 s
0 - 120 kph 7.5 s6.2 s
0 - 130 kph 9.0 s7.2 s
0 - 140 kph 9.9 s8.3 s
0 - 150 kph 11.7 s9.4 s
0 - 160 kph 12.6 s10.8 s
0 - 180 kph 16.5 s14.0 s
0 - 200 kph 21.5 s18.1 s
80 - 120 kph 3.5 s2.8 s
Est. 100 - 140 kph 4.4 s3.8 s

Braking distance

Speed VW Golf GTIPolestar 2
50 kph - 0 8 m (26 ft)9 m (29 ft)
100 kph - 0 31 m (102 ft)33 m (109 ft)
130 kph - 0 58 m (189 ft)58 m (191 ft)
160 kph - 0 89 m (291 ft)90 m (295 ft)
60 mph - 0 32 m (104 ft)31 m (102 ft)
70 mph - 0 46 m (150 ft)48 m (157 ft)
100 mph - 0 90 m (295 ft)98 m (323 ft)

General performance

Category VW Golf GTIPolestar 2
Top speed 253 kph (157 mph)205 kph (127 mph)
Est. max acceleration 0.50 g (5 m/s²)0.66 g (6 m/s²)
18m slalom 69.6 kph (43.2 mph)65.7 kph (40.8 mph)
Fuel economy 5.1 l/100 km (46 mpg US / 55 UK)18.5 kwh/100 km
Lateral acceleration 0.98 g (10 m/s²)0.95 g (9 m/s²)

Summary

Category VW Golf GTIPolestar 2
Track Performance 196192
Straight line speed 32363799
Total 34323991

Verdict

2 is the fastest by a small margin.

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