Drag Race: New VW Golf R vs Golf GTD

Welcome to the final episode in our Golf-themed serries... A game of Golfs. In this episode, the mighty Golf R takes on the little GTD in a battle of David vs Gloiath.

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Volkswagen Golf GTD (2017) Video Review

Drag Race: VW Golf R vs Golf GTI [Video]

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Drag Race: VW Golf GTI vs Golf GTD

In this video, we line up the latest Volkswagen Golf R with the latest Golf GTD for a good ol' fashioned quarter-mile drag race.

Power outputs from the latest Golf R have been beefed up to 213 kW and 380 Nm, and while those figures are impressive, the model is detuned for the South African market, due to our hot climate. Power figures for the new GTD are not in the same ballpark at 130 kW and 350 Nm.

Acceleration figures of 0-100km/h are claimed at a rapid 4.6 seconds for the R, and a less impressive 7.4 seconds for the GTI.

The GTD is unlikely to win but in its previous race, it lept off the line, could it even beat the AWD Golf R off the line?

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