VW Golf GTI vs Renault Clio RS 220 Trophy

Picture of Renault Clio RS 220 Trophy
Picture of VW Golf GTI (Mk VII 230 PS)
Category Clio RS 220 TrophyVW Golf GTI
Max power (ps / bhp) 220 / 217230 / 227
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 280 / 207350 / 258
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1264 / 27871406 / 3100
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 174 / 172164 / 161
Average price €28,000€34,000


Speed & distance Clio RS 220 TrophyVW Golf GTI
0 - 50 kph 2.5 s2.6 s
0 - 100 kph 6.4 s6.0 s
0 - 130 kph 9.8 s9.2 s
0 - 160 kph 14.8 s13.5 s
0 - 180 kph 17.8 s17.8 s
0 - 200 kph 25.8 s23.1 s
60 - 100 kph (4) 3.6 s4.6 s
80 - 120 kph (5) 6.5 s6.0 s
80 - 120 kph (6) 9.4 s7.6 s
80 - 120 kph 4.4 s3.7 s
Est. 100 - 200 kph 19.1 s17.9 s
0 - 100 mph 14.8 s14.1 s
Est. 1/8 mile 10.4 s @ 82.6 mph10.2 s @ 84.5 mph
1/4 mile 14.7 s14.4 s
Est. 1/2 mile 24.2 s @ 121.8 mph23.6 s @ 123.0 mph

General performance

Category Clio RS 220 TrophyVW Golf GTI
Top speed 235 kph (146 mph)250 kph (155 mph)
Est. max acceleration 0.47 g (5 m/s²)0.50 g (5 m/s²)
18m slalom 68.3 kph (42.4 mph)68.1 kph (42.3 mph)
Fuel economy 5.4 l/100 km (44 mpg US / 53 UK)7.9 l/100 km (30 mpg US / 36 UK)
100 kph - 0 34 m (110 ft)34 m (111 ft)


Category Clio RS 220 TrophyVW Golf GTI
Track Performance 695673
Straight line speed 22542399
Total 29493072


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Blasta  6y ago

golf gti is a 2.0L clio rs is 1.6L

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Nixou  6y ago

Nope. Merely answering. Nevermind..

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BR2+  6y ago

Performance is performanceHell i dont even think we need a "Calculator" to tell any of us which car is faster, Nor a point system, But thats just me

I dont think you...Need to write THAT much?.....

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Nixou  6y ago

The following example is particularly talkative

Renault Megane RS 275 Trophy R vs VW Golf R (Mk VII)

1 second advantage on 0-100 to the Golf R (4wd). And that's all, nothing more counted there as being superior. Still it earns 60 points for that single small difference.

On the other side the MRS has well better track stats on every circuit with 20 seconds difference on the nurb and 2 seconds difference on small circuits (which is quite huge for a "slower" vehicle)

Yet the verdict says Golf 7 "wins". A single 0-100 difference gave it 60 points advantage, a quite poorer track performance on every circuit made it lose only 25 relative points.

A faster car should be faster on track, what it loses on corners, it earns on straights so I'm not sure those 0-100 should take THAT much advantage in calculations.

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Nixou  6y ago

Fastestlaps ok sorry about saying theorical thing. What I mean't saying "theorical" is that their results straight line times in this case do not translate on circuit performance which is IMO more important to judge a sports car.

BR2+ Personnally I prefer track stats, IMO they give an overall better and more real feel on sports car capabilities.

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BR2+  6y ago

Well, What stat are you most likely to use in these cars? Acceleration stats or track stats?....

But i sorta agree that the system does seem to put more on acceleration stats then track stats<(First Paragraph) But other then The Ring, The only thing that stands out more is the acceleration times on a bigger margin.

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FastestLaps  6y ago

The bias might be incorrect (its debatable), but those are certainly not "theoretical stats". They are factual results of real tests.

There are theoretical results in other pages, but those are always distinguishable by "(est)" in their name.

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Nixou  6y ago

Yet another example of bias towards straight line theorical stats.

The supposed winner gets beaten on every possible circuit.