VW Golf GTI vs Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus

Picture of VW Golf GTI (Mk VIII)
Picture of Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus
Category VW Golf GTIModel 3 Standard
Max power (ps / bhp) 245 / 242325 / 321
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 370 / 273420 / 310
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1430 / 31531660 / 3660
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 172 / 169196 / 193
Average price €41,000€48,000

Lap Times

Track VW Golf GTIModel 3 Standard
Motortrend Figure-8 0:25.000:26.40
Autozeitung test track 1:41.701:43.10

Acceleration (mph)

Speed & distance VW Golf GTIModel 3 Standard
0 - 30 mph 2.1 s2.1 s
0 - 40 mph 3.0 s3.0 s
0 - 50 mph 3.9 s3.9 s
0 - 60 mph 5.1 s5.0 s
0 - 70 mph 6.4 s6.3 s
0 - 80 mph 8.0 s7.9 s
0 - 90 mph 9.9 s9.9 s
0 - 100 mph 12.2 s12.2 s
Est. 1/8 mile 10.1 s @ 85.1 mph9.8 s @ 87.6 mph
1/4 mile 13.6 s @ 105.0 mph13.5 s @ 104.9 mph

Acceleration (kph)

Speed & distance VW Golf GTIModel 3 Standard
0 - 50 kph 2.5 s2.7 s
0 - 60 kph 3.0 s3.0 s
0 - 80 kph 4.2 s4.3 s
0 - 100 kph 5.7 s5.5 s
0 - 110 kph 7.0 s6.3 s
0 - 120 kph 7.5 s7.2 s
0 - 130 kph 9.0 s8.2 s
0 - 140 kph 9.9 s9.4 s
0 - 150 kph 11.7 s10.6 s
0 - 160 kph 12.6 s12.0 s
0 - 180 kph 16.5 s15.5 s
0 - 200 kph 21.5 s20.1 s
100 m 6.2 s @ 105.2 kph6.3 s @ 110.1 kph
1000 m 25.2 s @ 210.2 kph24.7 s

Rolling acceleration

Speed VW Golf GTIModel 3 Standard
60 - 100 kph 2.8 s2.6 s
70 - 90 kph 3.0 s1.7 s
70 - 100 kph 3.9 s2.5 s
70 - 120 kph 5.9 s4.2 s
70 - 130 kph 7.1 s5.2 s
70 - 140 kph 8.5 s6.4 s
80 - 120 kph 3.5 s2.9 s
Est. 100 - 140 kph 4.4 s4.0 s

Braking distance

Speed VW Golf GTIModel 3 Standard
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)60 m (197 ft)
150 kph - 0 71 m (234 ft)79 m (260 ft)
60 mph - 0 32 m (104 ft)39 m (128 ft)

General performance

Category VW Golf GTIModel 3 Standard
Top speed 253 kph (157 mph)226 kph (140 mph)
Est. max acceleration 0.50 g (5 m/s²)0.55 g (5 m/s²)
18m slalom 69.6 kph (43.2 mph)66.7 kph (41.4 mph)
Fuel economy 5.1 l/100 km (46 mpg US / 55 UK)1.7 l/100 km (138 mpg US / 166 UK)
Lateral acceleration 0.98 g (10 m/s²)0.84 g (8 m/s²)

Summary

Category VW Golf GTIModel 3 Standard
Track Performance 200181
Straight line speed 42524586
Total 44524767

Verdict

Model 3 Standard Range Plus is the fastest by a small margin.

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