The Mark VIII Volkswagen Golf GTI and R are the brand’s flagship performance cars. See how they differ in this side by side comparison.
Both the Mark VIII Golf R and GTI have a turbocharged 2L 4-cylinder gas engine, and a top speed of 250km/h (155mph). The R’s top speed can be increased to 270km/h.
The GTI has 180kW (242hp) and 370Nm (273 lb-ft), a 6-speed manual or 7-speed DCT, and FWD. 0-100km/h in 6.3s.
The R has 235kW (316hp) and 420Nm (310 lb-ft), a 6-speed manual or 7-speed DCT, and AWD with torque vectoring. 0-100km/h in 4.9s.