It’s The Fast Golfs Drag Race: R vs GTI vs GTD

What happens when you put the Golf R, the Golf GTI and the Golf GTD next to each other on a straight line?

Top Gear magazine pits the fast Golfs together for a classic drag race to find out which one will be the …second fastest of the three.

Let’s not kid ourselves: with the Golf R present here, the other two never really stand a chance in winning this race. The range-topping Golf has 300PS (296hp) and AWD whereas the GTI and GTD are sending their much smaller power into the front wheels only.

The real interesting part of this drag race is to see how the oil-burning GTD model compares to the GTI. The former is powered by a 184PS (181hp) 2.0-litre TDI engine, matching the R’s torque figure with 380Nm (280lb ft) while the GTI Performance Pack offers 230PS (227hp) but less torque, rated at 360Nm (258lb ft).

Can a manual diesel Golf beat the mighty GTI Performance with a DSG transmission? And just how much faster is the Golf R from its lesser brothers? Find the answers on the video linked below.

VIDEO

Lego Porsche 911 Turbo 3.0 Joins Forza Horizon 4

The 911 Turbo 3.0 from the Lego Speed Champions series joins the McLaren Senna and Ferrari F40, among others.

2020 Aston Martin DBX Teased Again Ahead Of December Debut

Aston’s first-ever SUV will have a 503 HP, AMG-sourced V8 and, hopefully, the handling to match its performance.

Porsche Taycan Laughs In The Face Of Range Anxiety, Travels 2,128 Miles In 24 Hours

Thanks to fast charging technology, the Taycan was able to travel the distance between Atlanta and LA in a day.

$5.5 Million Order For 100 Tesla Model 3s Falls Through Over Quality Issues

Tesla says it was the rental company that refused to take delivery, but the latter claims the automaker is to blame.

McLaren F1 LM-Spec Sets New Record As It Sells For Nearly $20 Million

This is one of two F1s ever that have been updated with the High Downforce Kit and LM-spec, 680 HP engine.

Lotus Evija Sets Hearts Racing During Pebble Beach Debut

The Lotus Evija is powered by four electric motors combining to deliver 1973 hp.

Hot Ford Puma ST Is Definitely Coming, Here It Is Entering Nürburgring Test Center

The Ford Puma ST should pack the same 200 PS (197 hp) 1.5-liter EcoBoost three-cylinder engine.

Tesla Model X Driver Claims Car Went Homicidal All By Itself Crashing Into Parked Toyota

This incident involving an out-of-control Tesla Model X took place recently in Puerto Rico.

Next BMW 4-Series To Be Previewed By Concept At Frankfurt Auto Show

The new BMW 4-Series will probably be revealed in production guise in early 2020.

Porsche Type 64 Leaves Auction Unsold After “That’s $17 Million Not $70 Million” Bidding Blunder

RM Sotheby’s said by mistake during the live auction that bidding hit a record $70 million.