Ford Focus RS vs VW Golf GTI Clubsport

Picture of VW Golf GTI Clubsport (Mk VII)
Picture of Ford Focus RS
Category Golf GTI ClubsportFord Focus RS
Engine layout 2.0 l R42.3 l R4
Max power (ps / bhp) 265 / 261350 / 345
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 350 / 258
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1405 / 30971547 / 3411
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 189 / 186226 / 223
Average price €41,000€41,000

Lap Times

Track Golf GTI ClubsportFord Focus RS
Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours Club 1:26.481:24.58
Hockenheim Short 1:14.001:14.20

Acceleration

Speed & distance Golf GTI ClubsportFord Focus RS
0 - 40 kph 2.0 s1.4 s
0 - 50 kph 2.7 s1.6 s
0 - 100 kph 5.7 s4.7 s
0 - 120 kph 8.4 s6.8 s
0 - 130 kph 8.4 s7.5 s
0 - 140 kph 10.7 s8.8 s
0 - 160 kph 12.6 s11.2 s
0 - 180 kph 15.2 s14.8 s
0 - 200 kph 19.6 s18.9 s
1000 m 24.8 s @ 214.7 kph24.2 s @ 218.8 kph
Est. 1/8 mile 10.1 s @ 85.7 mph9.5 s @ 90.1 mph
1/4 mile 13.9 s @ 107.2 mph13.1 s

Rolling acceleration

Speed Golf GTI ClubsportFord Focus RS
80 - 120 kph (4) 4.1 s4.4 s
80 - 120 kph (5) 6.0 s5.6 s
80 - 120 kph (6) 7.6 s7.3 s
80 - 160 kph (4) 9.1 s9.6 s
80 - 160 kph (5) 12.9 s12.1 s
80 - 160 kph (6) 17.6 s15.5 s
100 - 140 kph (4) 4.4 s4.3 s
100 - 140 kph (5) 8.1 s5.4 s
100 - 140 kph (6) 7.7 s7.2 s
Est. 100 - 140 kph 4.6 s3.8 s
Est. 100 - 200 kph 15.1 s15.1 s

General performance

Category Golf GTI ClubsportFord Focus RS
Top speed 251 kph (156 mph)268 kph (167 mph)
Est. 0 - 100 mph - 0 20.9 s @ 1785 ft20.1 s @ 1749 ft
Est. max acceleration 0.48 g (5 m/s²)0.68 g (7 m/s²)
18m slalom 71.9 kph (44.7 mph)71.1 kph (44.2 mph)
Fuel economy 7.8 l/100 km (30 mpg US / 36 UK)11.2 l/100 km (21 mpg US / 25 UK)
100 kph - 0 32 m (106 ft)34 m (110 ft)
200 kph - 0 128 m (420 ft)134 m (438 ft)

Summary

Category Golf GTI ClubsportFord Focus RS
Track Performance 194199
Straight line speed 26563050
Total 28503250

Verdict

Focus RS is the fastest by a small margin.

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