VW Golf GTI vs Audi S3

Picture of VW Golf GTI (Mk IV)
Picture of Audi S3 (8L)
Category VW Golf GTI (Mk IV)Audi S3 (8L)
Engine layout 1.8 l R41.8 l R4
Max power (ps / bhp) 180 / 178210 / 207
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 235 / 173270 / 199
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1213 / 26741420 / 3131
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 148 / 146148 / 146

Lap Times

Track VW Golf GTI (Mk IV)Audi S3 (8L)
Hockenheim Short 1:22.901:20.90
Nürburgring Nordschleife 8:54.008:41.00

Performance

Category VW Golf GTI (Mk IV)Audi S3 (8L)
0 - 100 kph 7.9 s6.9 s
0 - 200 kph 35.4 s32.8 s
Est. 1000 m 30.6 s @ 192.0 kph29.5 s @ 194.0 kph
Est. 100 - 200 kph 27.5 s25.9 s
Est. 0 - 60 mph 7.3 s6.4 s
0 - 100 mph 18.1 s17.4 s
Est. 1/8 mile 11.1 s @ 77.0 mph10.6 s @ 80.2 mph
1/4 mile 15.4 s14.7 s
Est. 1/2 mile 26.8 s @ 115.0 mph25.8 s @ 116.8 mph
Top speed 222 kph (138 mph)238 kph (148 mph)
Est. max acceleration 0.40 g (4 m/s²)0.46 g (4 m/s²)

Summary

Category VW Golf GTI (Mk IV)Audi S3 (8L)
Track Performance 186200
Straight line speed 8851100
Total 10711300

Verdict

S3 is the fastest by a small margin.

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