When it comes to powerful vehicles, you are spoiled for choice from the wide range of cars from the Volkswagen Group. Among the fastest are the Germans: the 2021 VW Golf R and the Audi RS6 Avant. Both cars have hatches for their fifth doors, although the more luxurious one has a longer roof.
But which of these powerful machines is the fastest in a drag race? To settle the account, Archie Hamilton Racing orchestrated a match, which you can watch on their latest upload to YouTube, embedded at the top of this page.
But before we look at straight-line racing, let’s first compare the numbers to get an idea of how they differ in performance.
The eighth-generation VW Golf in R sits at the top of the compact car lineup, powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter direct-injection gasoline engine producing 315 horsepower (235 kilowatts) and 310 pound-feet (420 Newton) -meters). of couple. It is the most powerful VW Golf ever. Losing 6.6 pounds from its predecessor, the new Golf R can sprint to 60 miles per hour (97 kilometers per hour) in four seconds flat.
On the other hand, the Audi RS6 Avant and its twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 can produce up to 591 hp (441 kW) and 590 lb-ft (800 Nm) of torque. These numbers go way beyond the VW Golf R numbers, but remember the VW hot hatch is significantly lighter than the hot wagon – over a thousand pounds, mind you.
That said and knowing that these two cars both motivate all four wheels, who do you think wins the drag race above? You know what to do to see the results. Also, don’t forget to share your thoughts below.