Volkswagen Golf R, GTI & GTD (2017) Track Comparison Video

A racetrack. Three new Volkswagen Golf 7.5s. One racing driver. And, one particularly excited presenter with a stopwatch. This is episode 1 in a new series of videos from Cars.co.za. Welcome to Game of Golfs...

Volkswagen recently released a bevy of new 7.5-generation Golfs in South Africa. Earlier in the year we reviewed the latest iteration of the Golf GTI and now the venerable performance hatchback has been joined by its more hardcore sibling, in the form of the Golf R, and for the first time on the local market, the GTD – "a turbodiesel-powered GTI".

In this video, we send our race-ace Ashley Oldfield out onto the track in a bid to set the fastest time in each car. With the Golf R's exceptional power and all-wheel-drive, it will certainly set the pace, but how close can the GTI get to the R? And, how well will the GTD compare with the petrol-powered GTI?

All of these questions will be answered, and all without the use of any dragons.

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