Audi S3 vs VW Golf R

Picture of Audi S3 (8V)
Picture of VW Golf R (Mk VII)
Category Audi S3 (8V)VW Golf R (Mk VII)
Max power (ps / bhp) 300 / 296300 / 296
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 380 / 280380 / 280
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1395 / 30751435 / 3164
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 215 / 212209 / 206

Performance

Category Audi S3 (8V)VW Golf R (Mk VII)
0 - 100 kph 5.1 s4.6 s
Top speed 250 kph (155 mph)250 kph (155 mph)

Summary

Category Audi S3 (8V)VW Golf R (Mk VII)
Track Performance 381400
Straight line speed 173200
Total 555600

Verdict

Golf R is the fastest by a small margin.

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Ian H  3y ago

This is wrong, the figures on the actual Audi and VW website at the time these were on the market were 4.8 0-62 for the S3 and 4.9 0-62 for the Golf R


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FastestLaps  6y ago

Having bikes can only be great. Countless ppl do trackdays on bikes. Of course you will be able to exclude bike times with a checkbox.


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FastestLaps  6y ago

Specs to be removed: bore, stroke, compression ratio, weight distribution, front track width, rear track width, fuel tank capacity (off the top of my head, maybe something else).

Also polls will be removed (unless i can find a decent 3rd party polling service), supertop page (at least initially).

Other than that everything else will be there (and better). I will list all the improvements when I am closer to having a finished product (several months away).


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BR2+  6y ago

What are the Non essential specs? Maybe like Bore&Stroke, And the FL Stats at the bottom could go, Those arent really that important or useful here. But as far as brake sizes go.....13.2x14.0 etc....Is too specific?...lol

Im definitely Not for bikes or Race Cars, I think that would make the site cluttered and confusing and wouldnt add, Well anything, Possible new members..But i doubt it, When is the last time we ACTUALLY had a REAL member sign up and contribute?..., And the site would need alot more filtering, Mixing laps and stats, Comparos, Plus i think getting stats on RC are more difficult then Stock Cars, Dunno, I dunno how many bike laptimes are out there, But dont think there as common as car laptimes, But Might as well add Tuners too if thats the case with bikes and race cars. Im all for expansion, But i think the site should just stick with Stock Cars, And Improve everything here overall to a better and smoother capacity with highly updated data, Pics, New data enhancer, New tracks, new filtering options tha are totally customizable, More data, The troll problem, real member benefits and updated moderation.

But hey, Thas just MO, Its your site not mine.


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FastestLaps  6y ago

Braking times I can add and I will add, we will just have to decide what will be the categories (what speeds kph and mph). But that's a discussion for a later date.

If less specs per carpage makes you sad, how about I make you feel better by telling you that there will definitely be 1) bikes allowed 2) possibly racecars.

As far as bikes, thats already decided.


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FastestLaps  6y ago

BR2, I am planning on the exact opposite - removing several non-essential specs.

Sounds horrible, I know, but the aim is to have a model page sometimes represent a small range of models and some specs like brake sizes are way too damn specific.

What I want to avoid is to have 10 model pages for 10 super slightly different variations of the same model.


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BR2+  6y ago

Being able to compare more then 2 cars will be great, There should also be a filter feature, Where we can filter both acceleration times and laptimes and specs.

I also think you should update the spec sheets, Adding more specs to the car pages, Such as brake sizes, Coefficient drag, Braking 60-0 and 70-0, Tyre sizes and compound, Gear rations(Speed) and Slalom. That would be awesome, May take awhile to add, But not if you have help.


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FastestLaps  6y ago

Yes sir Fanatic. Comparison scoring will be completely redone and it will even be possible to compare 2 3 or 4 models together.


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adam1994  6y ago

Golf R has no power/weight ratio data


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Fanatic  6y ago

This comparison makes absolutely no sense? It says S3 is "noticeably faster" than a Golf R Mk7 but your lap times, acceleration and other factors point to the VW being faster! Fix your software.