641 HP VW Golf R Owns The Drag Strip, Humiliates Tuned Muscle Cars

What does it take to put some Hellcats, Camaros and other powerful cars in their corners? It depends. In this case, a Volkswagen Golf might do the job quite nicely.

Mind you, this isn’t your average German hatchback, but the range-topping ‘R’. In the latest iteration, it has 300 horsepower available on tap, and all-wheel drive for improved traction.

The stock model, however, would not do for the job at hand. This Golf R has been heavily tuned, with the mods lifing the output of the 2.0-liter four-banger to an amazing 641 HP, according to the owner. In terms of power, that’s Lamborghini Huracan Evo territory.

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There aren’t many vehicles out there that could beat this Golf R, despite some of them having twice as many cylinders. It has a very impressive record, and among those that dared to run down the strip next to it was a 900+ horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat.

As exciting as it may be, the funny thing is that this Golf R is in fact slower than other modified examples we’ve come across recently. There are Golfs out there with nearly 1,000 horsepower, such as the R32 that went against a tuned Toyota Supra, and even more powerful ones, like Boba Motoring’s Mk2, a true supercar killer, to mention just two.

Even so, this tuned hyper hatch was one of the stars at a 1/2-mile drag racing event held in Puerto Rico. And, despite being very, very fast, it eventually met its match – and you can find out who that was, along with all the other battles, by clicking on the following video.


  • Shane

    Fake, the numbers don’t add up. I’m not even a Hellcat fan but it didn’t get that bad of a start and with an extra 300 HP it would have started to close the gap at some point by the ens od the race. No way a 600 hp car keeps pulling I don’t care of it’s AWD and gutted.

    • Bash

      Haters gotta hate. lol
      Seriously though, I see your point, you have a valid point.

      • Shane

        I’m not hating, I mean I hate VW but I understand how racing works. If they can build a car that fast good for them.I’m not doubting what they are capable of, I’m doubting the claimed HP of the Hellcat.

    • Matt

      Actually AWD, weight and gearing can have a big impact on the outcome of a drag race – horsepower alone never tells the whole story.

      On a longer straight the Hellcat would probably make ground, but it wasn’t long enough to take advantage.

      • Callanish

        There was an article posted here recently showing an RS3 with the same acceleration, up to a point, as a Lamborghini Huracan and that Audi is only working with 400hp, so I’m not surprised the VW with 4WD, 641 HP on something that’s lighter than the RS3 can humble a lot of serious machinery.

    • performante

      Do you live under a rock? 7R’s and RS3’s can be insanely quick.

  • Blade t

    I’m curious what that R weighs?

    • Bash

      It can’t be more than 1000 kg, if not less.

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