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Volkswagen Golf R vs Golf GTI Performance 2018 review | Head2Head

Published on Apr 15, 2017 1,268,130 views

Volkswagen has just updated the Golf R with a few design tweaks, an increase in power to 310hp and a raft of new performance options. However, it's also upgraded the GTI Performance pack too so that now has 245hp. The price difference between the two is a little over £3,000. So is it worth upgrading to the R or is the GTI Performance all the hot hatch you could ever need? I test both cars, time their 0-60mph times, check their in gear acceleration and generally have a blast trying to find out...

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  • bear grylls
    bear grylls Год назад the golf is faster but the golf is better looking so its the golf for me
  • Feelsqtpman
    Feelsqtpman Год назад bear grylls i dont agree, I prefer the golf
  • bear grylls
    bear grylls Год назад Terrible Television people are deluded obviously the golf is a way better car
  • MatWatsonCars
    MatWatsonCars Год назад I agree, but I prefer the Golf than the Golf. It's just better at being a Golf. Though the Golf is still a good Golf. Either way - Golf.
  • Rohan W
    Rohan W Год назад You lot are all wrong, why would you take the golf when you can have the GOLF or the G.O.L.F. In all seriousness though I would have the GOLF.
  • Emyr Ilhan
    Emyr Ilhan Год назад guys stop fighting, obviously the golf is better than the golf ok
  • KoS
    KoS Год назад you sound like a golf going to a golf who has come back from a golf. but the question of whether the golf is the golf you want will have to depend on the golf really..
    DUNTEE Год назад The golf has more bhp than the golf but the golf has more torque.
  • Rohan W
    Rohan W Год назад Are you sure as I thought the Golf had more torque but the golf had more bhp
  • bear grylls
    bear grylls Год назад well hands up whoever thinks that the golf is better (me too)
  • Eli Shur
    Eli Shur Год назад Dude, you understand that people would prefer the golf just because of it's fancier badge don't you?
  • Big Chris
    Big Chris Год назад That extra line in the bumper does it for me - golf wins!
  • KoS
    KoS Год назад fuckn'ell Eli!!
  • bear grylls
    bear grylls Год назад obviously the golf is better
  • Kentoto
    Kentoto Год назад The Golf is for real men. Whereas the Golf is for homosexuals.
  • S K
    S K Год назад I prefer the Golf especially when I get a hole in one .
  • K Uddin
    K Uddin Год назад Dont listen to these Golf fanboys, the Golf is clearly the better car
  • bongmist
    bongmist Год назад Tough choice, so I decided to pick the german car.
  • Karl P
    Karl P Год назад I totally disagree, I'm going for the Golf
  • Karl P
    Karl P Год назад But, thinking outside of the box for a minute, have you considered the Golf?
  • Marcel Tansie
    Marcel Tansie Год назад bear grylls lol
  • Rohan W
    Rohan W Год назад While you lot are deciding on the Volkswagen Golf, Ill have the VW one
  • Karl P
    Karl P Год назад I'ave ad a wolswagen for fotty years 'an I'm never doing to 'ave another one yet, not in my life time. My Deira took me the shops other day and I saw the Golf.. I nearly had a a hat attack. The kind lad took me for a ride and I did have a hat attack
  • NubletPie278
    NubletPie278 Год назад I would personally say Tennis is much better
  • Milind Dixit
    Milind Dixit Год назад I considered the Golf, but upgraded and got a Golf in the end. It was a wise choice because I a test drove a Golf and hated it.
  • Gary Willis
    Gary Willis Год назад The golf is faster, but the golf is better looking so I bought the polo.
  • Dean Roberts
    Dean Roberts Год назад bear grylls I like golf but prefer football so it's rugby for me!
  • StreetBanter UK
    StreetBanter UK Год назад bear grylls mhm i really like the curves in the golf it repersents the curvality of mutarity with that being said the golf is not in my standards this time ...... i choose the golf as it is more fuel econimal than the horrible boring golf
  • João Soares
    João Soares Год назад And what about the Golf?
  • ReneVaeli
    ReneVaeli Год назад (изменено) is the golf best for golf though? say you are a golfer, would you consider a golf for golf or rather a golf?
  • MaD SaM
    MaD SaM Год назад Stop arguing I'ld rather go in golf to play golf
  • Attwell9
    Attwell9 Год назад its named after gulf wind not the sport
  • ReneVaeli
    ReneVaeli Год назад the golf's interior is waaay nicer, no arguing there
  • Andrew D
    Andrew D Год назад Attwell9 yeah and the polo is named after the mint not the sport.
  • George Joiner
    George Joiner Год назад Just buy a rabbit
  • JFF AutoMotor
    JFF AutoMotor Год назад check also my channel for the video of this car Golf R 2017
  • Paul Williams
    Paul Williams Год назад bear grylls I knew the golf would be the better choice
  • Gavin Kapp Osborne
    Gavin Kapp Osborne Год назад Defently the Golf, you get so much more inside the cabin, and with the Golf you can choose what colour
  • Rohit Pathak
    Rohit Pathak Год назад I think I prefer the golf too as it looks much better than the golf.
  • Brain WatHCer
    Brain WatHCer Год назад HAHAHA
  • Suraj Boro
    Suraj Boro Год назад bear grylls nope, I'm not going to be swayed by your suggestions. I'm picking the golf, that's final. Not the golf, but the golf.
  • boi
    boi Год назад Man actually so many people loves the golf
  • Manny Echaluce
    Manny Echaluce Год назад wrong the Golf is way better than the Golf, the only thing that will beat it is a Golf
  • Shadow 144
    Shadow 144 Год назад U guys are all GOLF fanboys... I prefere the golf
  • Tony Cable Phobia Ferguson
    Tony Cable Phobia Ferguson Год назад The Golf is a bit underrated, but thats why i love it, so its easily the golf for me.
  • David Hill
    David Hill Год назад I like the volkswagen more than the golf
  • THEw5000
    THEw5000 Год назад Yes the golf is so much better than the golf I mean why would you want a golf when you can get a golf? I would choose the golf over the golf any day just for the golf performance. Golf performance is way better than the golf's. Good job golf.
  • Ryan Earnest
    Ryan Earnest Год назад (изменено) What the golf?! 1.2k likes! This is why I love the golf.
  • Sotto
    Sotto 11 месяцев назад Golf
  • The Beast Cars
    The Beast Cars 11 месяцев назад bear grylls That doesn’t make sense
  • fred may
    fred may 11 месяцев назад Personally I would buy a Golf as opposed to these two cars.
  • seavixen125
    seavixen125 10 месяцев назад I'm surprised how much faster the golf is compared to the golf. But I think I'd rather have a sti
  • fred may
    fred may 10 месяцев назад Attwell9 - Then why do VW put a golf ball looking thingy on top of the gearstick. Suppose Polo is a wind as well.
  • AliE
    AliE 9 месяцев назад As jeremy clarkson said. If you want a vw golf. Dont buy a vw golf. Buy a audi s3
  • lil10
    lil10 8 месяцев назад bear grylls no the golf is faster than golf
  • Youniverse
    Youniverse 7 месяцев назад I just wanna say. You funny barstuds. But yh I'd also get the golf. The GOLF seems tooo golfy for me.
  • ___.haris .___
    ___.haris .___ 7 месяцев назад I'm so fucking confused with all these comments 🤔😰😂
  • Supreme
    Supreme 4 месяца назад You idiot are you blind? Obviously the Golf is better than the Golf, although I do admit that the Golf looks nicer but I think the Golf is more practical so I will go for the Golf.
  • numbereightyseven
    numbereightyseven 4 месяца назад It's just as well that a VW Gol wasn't in this comparison. Then you'd all have serious difficulty choosing. (Yeah, the VW Gol is a real thing, since 1980. Look it up.)
  • GQ 2611
    GQ 2611 4 месяца назад The comments here are 👌😂👍
  • phresh
    phresh 1 месяц назад i see
  • Disturbing User
    Disturbing User 1 месяц назад Peugeot 308 GTI look better
  • Matt Davis
    Matt Davis 1 месяц назад I once got raped by a golf so I'd never buy one. But I have fucked a few golfs in my time so I'd definitely go the golf
  • Dylan Hagsauce
    Dylan Hagsauce Неделю назад I am really glad I read the whole comment section before i add jokes you guys got this covered ahaha.
  • Mark Nagy
    Mark Nagy Год назад Had the 2015 GTI, enjoyed it immensely. It was in for service and my sales guy offered the R for a test drive while I waited. Needless to say, I now have 2016 R in the driveway. Couldn't be happier - best car I've ever owed. It just puts a smile on my face every time I start the engine. It has all the practicalness of a GTI, but that engine, exhaust and drivetrain puts it over the top. Great review Matt. Being an owner of both cars, you didn't miss a thing in your comparison.
  • Andrew
    Andrew Год назад Just ordered mine, can't wait to pick it up!
  • Peter benn pan
    Peter benn pan Год назад Mark Nagy plus you can have lots of fun in the snow 😎
  • TechFromHeaven
    TechFromHeaven Год назад Mark Nagy the gti and r have the same engine, just a different turbo
  • Del Boca Vista
    Del Boca Vista Год назад hey Mark - Is the R just about as comfortable for daily driving or is it alot stiffer? the jerks at the nearby VW wont let me test drive an R.
  • Mark Nagy
    Mark Nagy Год назад Del Boca Vista My R is a great daily driver - no issues with stiffness. I didn't get the DSG, but it's not a problem for me, even in Toronto rush hour traffic. Only complaints, no sunroof and not a fan of auto hold feature.
  • Del Boca Vista
    Del Boca Vista Год назад ohhhhh no sunroof. Damn!
  • Oggy Oggy
    Oggy Oggy Год назад Mark Nagy A manual R. Nice choice. I think I'm gonna get the 7.5.
  • acchaladka
    acchaladka Год назад Mark Nagy Can you say more about why you went with the manual? I’m in Montréal and have similar questions, about to order mine even though I don’t love the darkness inside. Wondering how I could brighten up the interior and about DSG vs manual. Mostly highway driving for me and I usually prefer manual but this car seems better suited to DSG.
  • Gabriel Flores
    Gabriel Flores 11 месяцев назад Mark Nagy Try an M240i.
  • Ernie Flannel
    Ernie Flannel 11 месяцев назад (изменено) Mark Nagy The sales guy offered a test in the R model while you waited? Did he suspect you weren't happy with the GTi or was he just a pushy salesman? Not sure id appreciate being hounded in a dealership like that when ive only gone in for a service. Cheeky of them to suggest you buy another, and I understand you were able to do so but it makes it sound like they are only interested in making money. From experience, I find dealers very friendly but its all false, they don't really care about the customers unless they think you will go back and trade it in for another new car. The customer has the upper hand, and best thing to do is buy a good new car and keep it long term. Im waiting for Audi to get in touch in 6 months to see if I want another. No, I do about 5000 miles a year, my car will last me a long time. It well pisses them off :D
  • LEXUS-RX300
    LEXUS-RX300 9 месяцев назад Ernie Flannel business 101
  • Lars Escubilla
    Lars Escubilla 3 месяца назад Too sad that the focus rs smokes the golf r
  • Got memes?
    Got memes? Год назад 0:55 they have more swirl marks than my 5 year old mk6 with 117000 kilometers
  • Reon Storm
    Reon Storm Год назад I Thought i was the only one who saw that! Really annoying if you buy a new car with a horrible paint finish.Honestly most people would'nt notice.
  • Jan Havlík
    Jan Havlík Год назад I suppose this is a testing car for journalists. They do not care about scratches, just go through a car-wash so the car is clean...
  • Nig BKD
    Nig BKD Год назад ILLUMINATUS i noticed that too haha
  • freibier
    freibier Год назад Yep, the cars for journalists have a rough life, so it is no wonder the paint looks somewhat abused. The cars get abused on track, in the case of the R someone maybe even thought "let's see what the 4WD can do on an unpaved road" and afterwards the cars just get a quick car wash treatment. I do not think VW will bother to give the cars the full polish/wax treatment before every review.
  • Owen Ltd
    Owen Ltd Год назад 11000921 Bournville College Her panties are under my bed
  • Owen Ltd
    Owen Ltd Год назад 11000921 Bournville College shall I send them to you
  • Owen Ltd
    Owen Ltd Год назад 11000921 Bournville College how old are you boy?
  • martinnmartin
    martinnmartin Год назад ILLUMINATUS how are they caused?
  • Owen Ltd
    Owen Ltd Год назад 11000921 Bournville College If you don't mind, I am under the sun bed getting brown, sit down and wait your turn boy
  • Owen Ltd
    Owen Ltd Год назад 11000921 Bournville College where shall I send these panties...what address
  • Nig BKD
    Nig BKD Год назад fuck Bourneville college and fuck Owen ltd.
  • jtkent28
    jtkent28 Год назад [TECHNOLOGIC] I saw that also.. who's detailing these cars??
  • valleysofneptune
    valleysofneptune Год назад Probably washed at the local wash n scratch car wash
  • PJ Rice
    PJ Rice Год назад I think its gotta be a very cheap finish to be that swirly as a test car- wow!
  • WeekEnd133
    WeekEnd133 Год назад Dude, I have a 2017 GTI, and my #1 complaint about the car is that I get swirl marks so easily on the paint. Such a crappy paint job by VW!
  • Nig BKD
    Nig BKD Год назад WeekEnd133 search "2 bucket method" on youtube
  • WeekEnd133
    WeekEnd133 Год назад (изменено) Nig BKD I already do that. I detail cars on the side. It's not the way I'm washing the car, or the materials I use. The cars paint is junk! I can literally make a swirl mark just by rubbing my finger on the paint, with little to no force applied. It's horrible paint. I've never thought about wrapping my cars until I got this car.
  • Manc780
    Manc780 Год назад As a car valeter/detailer I noticed the swirls straight away. I put it down to them being press cars that get thrashed about in all conditions on a regular basis and then quickly washed (probably through a drive through car wash) before they go to the next person.
  • Marc Savic
    Marc Savic Год назад I find living with the R on a daily basis so easy. Weekday commute to work is easy...comfort mode on and you just sit back and relax. Room for 2 kids in the back, in baby seats. On the weekend, put it in race mode and the beast comes alive. It's a great compromise this car.
  • tanafc96
    tanafc96 Год назад Hatchback 0-60 in 4.2 wow! Can't wait to get this
  • Makrinus
    Makrinus Год назад tanafc96 same, in like 20 years
  • Viewing
    Viewing Год назад I bought my 7R but the 2.0 TSI was way too slow so i swapped it with a vr6 and boosted it.
  • DADDY G.
    DADDY G. Год назад tanafc96 the RS3 does it 3.6 seconds!
  • ZameGaming
    ZameGaming Год назад The reason for the faster time is that the road is not completely flat
  • Can we hit 5k subs with no videos?
    Can we hit 5k subs with no videos? Год назад Rs3 does 3.6 seconds for a hatchback!
  • Jack Brian
    Jack Brian Год назад the rs3 also costs a shit ton
  • dont care
    dont care 8 месяцев назад Jack Brian my guy we're talking about speed not price. When he's surprised by this hatchbacks' speed, sharing a faster hatchbacks' speed just makes sense.
  • dont care
    dont care 8 месяцев назад Also the A45 AMG does it in 3.9!
  • David Navin
    David Navin 2 месяца назад It’s got a performance exhaust fitted
  • IIIRattleHeadIII
    IIIRattleHeadIII Неделю назад @Jack Brian it's not interesting when it costs a lot more, everybody can make fast expensive cars.
  • MrArchie800
    MrArchie800 Год назад I really like this chap's reviews, no bullshit and useful info done quickly without much waffle, and man what a great job you have!
  • Gowtham Oleti
    Gowtham Oleti Год назад Golf GTI because Jeremy Clarkson drives it as a daily driver.
  • Mrdjan Jozic
    Mrdjan Jozic Год назад Gowtham Oleti LoL😂
  • Gustavo Monteiro
    Gustavo Monteiro Год назад Gowtham Oleti seriously ?
  • Charles-David Bérubé
    Charles-David Bérubé Год назад Gowtham Oleti hahaha hell yeah! You won comment of the day for me
  • Cory D
    Cory D Год назад agreed
  • Tom Norton
    Tom Norton Год назад I'll become obese and smoke 40 cigarettes a day if we're using that logic
  • Charles-David Bérubé
    Charles-David Bérubé Год назад Tom Norton that is not a good logic. Jeremy has been into car journalism for over 3 decades. He knows what a good car is. And he knows what a bad car is. As a daily driver, he chose that car because it is a more grown up car and a more logical car. And he still can have fun with cars as we all seen in the grand tour.
  • ufster81
    ufster81 Год назад (изменено) Nope, Jeremy Clarkson is a dinosaur when it comes to car reviews. He is an entertainer first and foremost and I stopped respecting his opinion a long time ago to decide between cars which I would buy. His opinion is mostly based on intangibles instead of features like carwow and other contemporary reviewers. He is mostly interested in how a car feels rather than how it is to actually own that car. That makes it fun to watch but as far as informative aspect of reviews go, carwow, autogefühl etc. will serve you much better these days, that is if you're interested in buying a car rather than fawning over it.
  • Charles-David Bérubé
    Charles-David Bérubé Год назад ufster81 those carwow shows are undoubtedly good in reviewing a car but they review based on numbers and facts. Jeremy reviews are based on emotion. And he simply points out the facts in an entertaining way. Like the review he did between the golf gti and the bmw 2 series where he puts a nuclear war head and chops off mannequin legs. You should understand that the boot of the golf is bigger and the golf has more legroom. But at least he does it in a funny way. You don't have to agree with him but with over 30 years of car experience, he knows what makes a good car. A big glove box and big door bin are not what makes a good car. He probably is the only person who tried every car in the world. Let's say that money is not a problem for him and he still gets a 35 000$ car. It means a lot because he also owns a mercedes s 63 coupe.
  • Tom Norton
    Tom Norton Год назад Charles-David Bérubé ultimately it's down to personal preference as both cars trump each other in different aspects. Matt has also been reviewing cars for a while and knows how to drive too!
  • ufster81
    ufster81 Год назад (изменено) I enjoy my big door bins on my Golf, it comfortably fits 1.5 later water bottles and they don't rattle because it is coated with some kind of clothy material. I also enjoy all the other practicality features such as the auto-hold feature because I live in a city where steeps are plenty. I'm guessing Clarkson doesn't give a shit about these but I certainly do. Also, while I enjoy driving country roads in the occasional weekend, I'm not really obsessed about how direct my steering is because most of my time spent with the car is in congested traffic.
  • Sully
    Sully Год назад Gowtham Oleti does he actually?
  • Charles-David Bérubé
    Charles-David Bérubé Год назад ufster81 as jeremy is over 60 y/o. I'm pretty sure he cares about a sensitive car. I mean, he fucking drives the best luxury car in the world so.. he won't talk about the door bins or stuff like that in a review as it's boring info. But when he is alone at a dealer buying a car, he for sure looks for a car that will offer the most. If he drives a golf gti over the mercedes s class (voted best luxury car in the world), it must mean something. And that is enough for me to buy the new gti when i'm done with my mk5 gti.
  • Massive Glove
    Massive Glove Год назад +ufster81 But he drives dozens of cars a year, some for thousands of miles. And he picked the GTI to own.
  • Sully
    Sully Год назад Massive Glove what year gti gold does he drive the newest face lift or from 2014 onwards
  • Charles-David Bérubé
    Charles-David Bérubé Год назад El Chapo 2014 onwards
  • Gowtham Oleti
    Gowtham Oleti Год назад Yes he does.Don't you watch The Grand Tour cuz in the last episode he actually reviews his own car(Golf GTI)comparing with James's own BMW i3.
  • AutoBum
    AutoBum Год назад ufster81 I feel bad you think like that and you're alive. Did you ever think about how many cars Jeremy owned compared to yourself. There's a reason people watch top gear, they want to know what it's like to be driving it on a road trip instead of, as you know from other car reviewers, a few miles.
  • Tom Norton
    Tom Norton Год назад NBASFAN get a grip
  • ufster81
    ufster81 Год назад NBASFAN, why don't you kill yourself and end the pain altogether?
  • 3DFX
    3DFX Год назад (изменено) Gowtham Oleti Jeremy Clarkson wish he had my GTI Clubsport like me! He owns the normal GTI though. However he made a Review of the Clubsport, which all off you should now go and read at once... ;)
  • sukust
    sukust Год назад Sheep
  • anonymous UK
    anonymous UK 6 месяцев назад @ufster81 So you'll only buy a car that can carry big water bottles? Stupid opinion sorry. I'd rather have a car that puts a smile on my face then care about how many water bottles I can put in it. Throw the bastard bottle on the back seat or floor it's not gonna hurt your water.
  • GY
    GY 4 месяца назад Gowtham Oleti i’d pick the golf gti cuz it can carry a nuclear warhead
  • Eric tintd
    Eric tintd 3 месяца назад @Tom Norton just doesn't know how to change the speedo from kmh to mph
  • KingSadim
    KingSadim Год назад 4.2 seconds from the factory, wow. Good review Matt.
  • Mogsy28uk
    Mogsy28uk Год назад Imagine what a bit of Bluefin magic would bring!!
  • VtecAbuser
    VtecAbuser Год назад Probably 4.1 knowing their tunes.. ha. Much better tunes out there for these.. Our 7R with Stage 2 does 3.3.
  • Cisco Network Designer/Engineer
    Cisco Network Designer/Engineer Год назад Golf R is my favorite dream car since I am little boy (R32 MK4)
  • eval1979 v
    eval1979 v Год назад Cisco Network Designer/Engineer I owned a r32 mk4. Absolutely love it except roads in NY are shit so I keep destroying my rims and my engine light won't go away.
  • numbereightyseven
    numbereightyseven 4 месяца назад And the VR6 before that. Very nice car to drive.
  • VRSWeb
    VRSWeb Год назад That Golf R is immense. 4.2 seconds to 60... wow. thats nearly supercar quick
  • Tyler S
    Tyler S Год назад VRSWeb If you put a Stage 1 remap on the Golf R then it does in in 3.7 seconds!
  • Sirion
    Sirion Год назад VRSWeb Jeep Cherokee can do 3.5
  • Tigerex966
    Tigerex966 Год назад (изменено) launch control is taking the driver out of the occasion. a child or grandma can no launch a car as fast as a lifetime real racer. Luckily manuals have a few more years. you need to master lauch techniques or get chipped to get manuals to perform close cause manufacturers limit the rams in them. but it can be done but only with practice and skill. around a well known track the lighter weight may come in handy
  • Nedews
    Nedews Год назад but it IS a supercar
  • basslover352
    basslover352 Год назад I'd rather drive a Golf R than a trackhawk. It's apples to oranges. But one costs more than twice (nearly 3 times) the other.
  • Nick Buckel
    Nick Buckel 11 месяцев назад Tigerex966 if you're talking about the gti or golf r... No. The DSG is faster than a racecar driver switching gears. 2 of the best (Scott Speed, Tanner Foust) tested it.
  • Neil Aspin
    Neil Aspin 8 месяцев назад So what. It's a lot of fun.
  • dont care
    dont care 8 месяцев назад Sirion Tesla Model X P100D can do 3.1 :)
  • dont care
    dont care 8 месяцев назад A45 AMG - 3.9s RS3 - 3.6 Supercar quick.
  • Dan C
    Dan C 7 месяцев назад (изменено) Low weight=quick acceleration. Simple little cars dont weigh much. A supercar isn't simple or little. This car is.
  • Joel Peart
    Joel Peart 6 месяцев назад Problem is when you want to go faster than 60
  • Richard McFarlane-Cen
    Richard McFarlane-Cen Год назад I think the Golf R is better looking. Very slight understatement is never a bad thing.
  • Dave Stauffer
    Dave Stauffer Год назад Richard McFarlane- especially for an older driver. At 55 i want performance but not flash. Plus, the gti is more of a cop magnet....
  • SteevK69
    SteevK69 6 дней назад (изменено) @Dave Stauffer Either is a cop magnet in red, not as much in blue, much less in gray...
  • Jiaen Lu
    Jiaen Lu Год назад I am just not a big fan of the wheels on the gti
  • Aziz HACHIMI
    Aziz HACHIMI 9 месяцев назад They're ugly as f....
  • SteevK69
    SteevK69 6 дней назад I LOVE the wheels on the R
  • MrVoayer
    MrVoayer Год назад (изменено) All results and all numbers were astonishing. For both GTI and R. With 65BHPs more it is no surprise that R is much quicker. But as our roads are not racing tracks GTI should suffice.
  • SunLoverMan
    SunLoverMan Год назад MrVoayer R is faster because of awd not hp
  • MrVoayer
    MrVoayer Год назад Are you telling me that GTI would be just as fast if only it had 4WD? Be careful there.
  • SunLoverMan
    SunLoverMan Год назад MrVoayer almost, awd will eliminate wheel spinning on the start. but on stage1 gti will be much faster than R on roll.
  • Aleister Owley
    Aleister Owley Год назад AWD sure, but the R's have 60 ish more hp
  • tom colls
    tom colls 10 месяцев назад The AWD system makes up more of the 2 seconds than the 65bhp does. Applying power to the ground and grip is the more important part of the first 100 metres of launch
  • Joe Achilles
    Joe Achilles Год назад Another great Review Matt, I need to get my hands on a.... Golf
  • Craig Arnold
    Craig Arnold 5 месяцев назад Not sure why every review compares the R to the GTI. They always compare the most expensive possible GTI spec and compare with the most inexpensive R spec and say "its just a few thousand dollars more". In the US you can pick up a GTI for around 20k new whilst the R is nearly double the price.
  • Jose G
    Jose G 3 месяца назад Yeap I bought my 2017 gti in December for 23500 (base). To me it wasn't 10k more it's almost 20k at least!! I could buy my wife a used Accord with that money
  • john gki
    john gki Год назад km/h is for normal people just saying
  • T Law
    T Law Год назад john gki agreed!
  • yusyzygy
    yusyzygy Год назад ok
  • |〉 TARIQ k. 〈|
    |〉 TARIQ k. 〈| Год назад (изменено) john gki Ok, Mr. superhuman thing.
  • john gki
    john gki Год назад i am normal too :)
  • |〉 TARIQ k. 〈|
    |〉 TARIQ k. 〈| Год назад john gki Oh sorry i thought you were trying to insult who use kmh as i just started watching the video my bad 😅
  • HANSE658
    HANSE658 Год назад And km/s is for rocket scientists
  • john gki
    john gki Год назад the whole planet use km/h
  • Fernando Barbosa
    Fernando Barbosa Год назад (изменено) Nobody in the UK uses km/h
  • MatWatsonCars
    MatWatsonCars Год назад I prefer KMH TBH - seems faster ;-) But the UK Government just won't see sense and switch to metric.
  • HANSE658
    HANSE658 Год назад MatWatsonCars your feelings on km/s then
  • Freimopp777
    Freimopp777 Год назад convert it.... turn on your brain
  • Kentoto
    Kentoto Год назад I thought the UK had switched to using Km/h for speed even though the metric system was not entirely adopted?
  • dirk diggler
    dirk diggler Год назад UK are behind on many things, need to learn how to cook, speak english and play football, maybe then they can learn metric
  • Fernando Barbosa
    Fernando Barbosa Год назад dirk diggler oh please tell me where your from? Let's all have a laugh
  • Umar Ahmad
    Umar Ahmad Год назад Fernando Barbosa agreed..... and look at 10:05, the screen says 105 degrees Celsius!!!!!!
    GTV REVIEWS 5 месяцев назад There are two kinds of countries on this planet: those who use the metric system, and those who have been to the moon.
  • Dan Miyanga
    Dan Miyanga 5 месяцев назад @GTV REVIEWS mental mate...
  • numbereightyseven
    numbereightyseven 4 месяца назад There's only 3 countries that haven't officially changed to metric - but it's starting to catch on in Myanmar and Liberia.
  • H4R1S Akhtar
    H4R1S Akhtar 4 месяца назад Nope
  • LowSpirits ِ
    LowSpirits ِ 3 месяца назад Mph for retards
  • Felix O.
    Felix O. Год назад The Golf R is such a beautiful, sporty, nicely made, and just awesome car. Although the GTi isnt bad either.
  • Zombie Head
    Zombie Head Год назад GTi will give you what you need 90% of the time for every single day driving. Those that want a bit more extra (not just speed, but the 4 motion which is a huge deal for me here in winter snow since i live 400m above sea level in twisty Bavarian hills) then the R is for you.
  • Jack Flash
    Jack Flash Год назад (изменено) AWD or nothing! The Golf R is different engine, stronger internals and much, much more. A larger turbo as well. If the Golf R is tuned to Stage 1 or Stage 2 there aren't many cars out there that can keep up with it! They need to be Super Cars in order to attempt it.
  • resigned liberal
    resigned liberal Год назад (изменено) Really it all comes down to disposable cash. Bought a GTI SE a few months a go, but did look at the R...maybe not that seriously. IMHO the GTI gives all that is required to LEGALLY have a blast on public roads and allows you to handle any type of traffic scenario. I'm not sure how often I would run into a situation were I would be thankful that I would have the R over the GTI. Maybe, rarely in bad weather conditions. Considering the +$10,000 difference, it's hard to justify the upgrade. Having said that, If I was dripping with cash I would buy an R in a heartbeat.
  • Steve Hughes
    Steve Hughes Год назад Absolutely love my R. Brutal and practical.