Thu. Feb 27th, 2020

Videos: DRAG RACE: VW Golf R vs Mountune Golf R vs Audi RS3

Yes, it’s time for another drag race courtesy of the folks over at CarWow in the United Kingdom. This time there’s some sibling rivalry at play with the Volkswagen Golf R pitted against the Audi RS3, but there’s a catch. Joining them on the starting line is a Golf R that’s had its engine fettled by Mountune.
Stock standard, the Volkswagen Golf R sports a 2,0-litre turbocharged four-pot that pushes 228 kW and 400 N.m to all four wheels. Clearly this isn’t enough to compete with the Audi RS3’s 294 kW and 480 N.m 2,5-litre five-cylinder.  
That’s why the Volkswagen Golf R by Mountune has been thrown into the mix. This build by the British tuning house pushes the EA888 to 265 kW and 500 N.m of torque, giving it a claimed 0-100 km/h time of 3,7 seconds; that’s quite a bit faster than the RS3’s claimed time of 4,1 seconds.  
Watch the video above to see the three hot hatches do battle in a straight line, race from a rolling start and compete in a braking test…


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