Hot VW Golf Track Battle: GTE vs GTD; GTI vs Edition 40; R vs Clubsport S

If you were wondering not only which hot Golf was the quickest around a track like Anglesey, but also which might represent a best-buy, this video might clear things up for you.

Of course, not all Golf are created equal, which is why something like the Clubsport S has an extra 126 PS compared to the GTD. For this reason, the cars were split into three performance tiers and raced accordingly.

First, it was the 184 PS diesel-powered GTD taking on the 204 PS GTE hybrid. On paper, the latter will hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in 7.6 seconds, whereas the GTD needs 7.5 seconds, so there’s basically no advantage or disadvantage to be had there. However, the GTE is considerably heavier compared to the GTD and that may just play a very important role when you’re out on a race track.

After the winner between the two crosses the line, it’s time to pit the legendary GTI against the Edition 40 model. With 220 PS at its disposal, the Golf GTI can hit 100 km/h in 6.5 seconds, which is just 0.2 seconds slower than the more powerful Edition 40 with its 265 PS and 290 PS overboost function. The Edition 40 is also lighter and has a few aero improvements but we’ll let you see how they got along once they had to do battle against each other at Anglesey.

Finally, we have the two most powerful Golf models ever in the 300 PS Golf R and the 310 PS Golf Clubsport S. The latter weighs less, but it doesn’t have all-wheel drive, which shows under acceleration off the line. In fact, on paper, the Golf R will hit 100 km/h in 4.9 seconds whereas the Clubsport S needs almost a full second more.

Still, even though one of these final two versions was obviously the quickest car here, the winner in terms of overall value might just surprise you.


  • Six_Tymes

    great cars, ALL over priced.

  • Auf Wiedersehen

    All are great little cars, but results were not surprising.

  • gandalph

    This comparison is meaningless unless all cars wear the same tires and wheels.

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