VW Golf R 1/4 mile

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According to "Carwow", 2020 VW Golf R will finish 1/4 mile distance in 12.3 seconds.

Vehicle VW Golf R (Mk VIII)
Power / weight 320 ps / 1529 kg
Time 12.28 s
Trap speed 181.7 kph (112.9 mph)
FL estimate 13.5 s @ 115.0 mph
Submitted 1 year ago by Hoppelmoppel123
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Reference:   Carwow - VW Golf R v BMW M135i v Audi S3 v AMG A35: DRAG RACE

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Corvolet3  9m ago

12.3 seconds... yeah you can tell they used rollout or the car isn't stock


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benedekpuskas  9m ago

Pretty insane performance... I believe it has about 370-380 horsepower.

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Corvolet3  9m ago @benedekpuskas

Yeah, I had to check other magazines and they all say the same. Pretty shocking. I'd put it around 340 PS like the first gen RS3. My guess is they did a good job on that DSG, and that weight advantage sure is helpful too

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icr  7m ago @Corvolet3

A few months later it seems likely that the press cars were beefed up. Carwow had another video which included a Golf R, this time a customer car, and it got 12.7 seconds.

That's quite a difference from the 12.3-12.4 they were consistently getting on press cars. Sadly that's the only video with a customer car that I managed to find so it's not conclusive by any means. But it's worth investigating in my opinion.

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hostboy  6m ago

Carwow doesn't use rollout BUT they do use PJ1 TrackBite glue. It does 12.1 in the quarter, basically. But these are Euro-spec cars, not US-spec ones.