VW Golf R Mk8 v Mk7.5: DRAG RACE

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    Who’s up for a Golf R drag race!

    We’ve brought in the all-new Mk8 Golf R to go up against its older brother, the Mk7, to see which is the fastest over the quarter-mile.

    As you’d suspect, there’s very little to split them when you look at the stats on paper. Starting with the Mk8, it’s powered by a 2-litre turbocharged 4 cylinder petrol engine, which delivers 320hp \u0026 420Nm. It weighs in at 1,551kg, and costs from around £39,000.

    As for the Mk7, well it’s also powered by a 2-litre turbocharged 4 cylinder petrol engine, although it only puts down 300hp and 400Nm. It does weigh slightly less though, coming in at 1,483kg. This is largely down to the newer Golf R having a more advanced AWD system, however.

    So what do you think - will the Mk8 walk it? There’s only one way to find out… LET’S RACE!

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carwow

Is the Mk8 Golf R the best hot hatch you can buy in 2021? LIKE this comment if you agree, or COMMENT with what you'd choose instead!

27 päivää sitten
Doggo34
Doggo34

@Richard French nice!

13 päivää sitten
Richard French
Richard French

I’m getting one !

14 päivää sitten
Doggo34
Doggo34

Apparently 87 precent likes the golf r as the best hatch.

15 päivää sitten
Danny Rhym3z
Danny Rhym3z

Not when it looks like that

16 päivää sitten
Casian Cristea
Casian Cristea

700 like 😁

17 päivää sitten
Hank Hacking
Hank Hacking

Table for 1 at Gapplebies, lol

2 tuntia sitten
Hanzo2008
Hanzo2008

Isnt 7.5r 310hp?

Päivä sitten
Barclay Dgrge
Barclay Dgrge

The juicy collar cumulatively fax because exclamation proportionally knot lest a deranged apple. fluttering, mountainous diamond

2 päivää sitten
JinZuS
JinZuS

Not impressed at all, I guess I'll have to wait for the MK8.5, the MK8 does not appeal to me at all it's lack she lacks personality ...

4 päivää sitten
Sai
Sai

Mk 8 front looks so weird wtf

4 päivää sitten
chichi chichi
chichi chichi

I fk told you the new golf 8 looks like a polo next to golf 7

4 päivää sitten
jst_hns 3579
jst_hns 3579

Problem, the new Golf r looks completely ugly…

5 päivää sitten
Mike Osborne
Mike Osborne

Really all that extra money for one and a half seconds, why didn't you test the 7.5 with the same power. Pointless.

5 päivää sitten
Josh_ Wright
Josh_ Wright

The new one sounded shit too Mat lmao

6 päivää sitten
Daniel Straub
Daniel Straub

Ah thats the new Golf R, saw it last time and thought is was some kind of lowered Tiguan

6 päivää sitten
AnonimusCrack
AnonimusCrack

Need us this video in Latin America carwow 🥺

6 päivää sitten
Pete R
Pete R

7.5R 3 door manual stage 1 💙

7 päivää sitten
Chris Rodriguez
Chris Rodriguez

Idk why there's a lot of comments saying the 7.5R is sexy, when the new one looks so much nicer. They didn't even review the interior of the new car.

7 päivää sitten
UgoofySpaz-_
UgoofySpaz-_

The mk7 wasn’t fully pumped out

7 päivää sitten
Jenson McVitty
Jenson McVitty

mk 7 looks better than mk 8 you cant disagree with me on that

8 päivää sitten
okiroi
okiroi

boring cars both. especially the new one

8 päivää sitten
Timo Eisenkopf
Timo Eisenkopf

Golf 7 r 2017 or 2018 White out OPF and 310PS HP

9 päivää sitten
LeGend Tv
LeGend Tv

well. it is a fast and nice car but it has so many flaws. If you own one you quickly realise it is the first batch of its gen. Awful. wait a couple of years to buy it is my recommendation

9 päivää sitten
luvify
luvify

vw tends to have more hp than they claim. i have a 2015 gti and it claims to have like 210 but there’s been about 5 stock gti dyno’d and they’re running around 230-240

9 päivää sitten
Manny Ortiz
Manny Ortiz

As a 7.5 owner, I’m glad to see the stock HP improvement on the MK8 but my car looks SOOO much better than that thing. If I had to, I would get an older one before the new model TBH

9 päivää sitten
oliese
oliese

@Big 1 I prefer the old gauges, i think they are prettier

8 päivää sitten
Big 1
Big 1

your old looks obsolete with these analogic gauges... Things has changed and now is digital fully of digitaldashboards.

8 päivää sitten
Reliant Robin
Reliant Robin

Compare to the pre-gpf 7.5r.

9 päivää sitten
728 Autos
728 Autos

That's what we call an ass whoopin

9 päivää sitten
MrNohab
MrNohab

Well the race is just not fare. Mk8 comes with stage one by vw. Tune up the 7.5 to stage one . Anyway I won’t get mk 8, My 7.5 looks much nicer.

9 päivää sitten
HyperST
HyperST

Put them on a dyno!!

10 päivää sitten
Billz
Billz

Lol was the white one a GTI!?! 😲 GJ VW👍

11 päivää sitten
Nico Tang
Nico Tang

60k€ for the MK8 no thanks...

11 päivää sitten
Issam Nasr
Issam Nasr

Just watched a Mk8 dyno video. 340hp vs the claimed 313hp (320ps). So figure about 350ps

11 päivää sitten
Hottest Tracks
Hottest Tracks

I hate the newer golfs. MK7 before face lift is golden, volkswagen ruined the cars with the facelift. Let alone the MK8s, i hope the 2021/2022 golfs never make it to America

11 päivää sitten
Idrees Akoob
Idrees Akoob

Can we see an f30 335i against a golf 7R

11 päivää sitten
JAYDON JOHNSON
JAYDON JOHNSON

The 2021 is better

11 päivää sitten
Nico Tang
Nico Tang

No...

11 päivää sitten
west_side 🥇
west_side 🥇

7.5 ❤️❤️❤️

11 päivää sitten
NK66
NK66

Mk 7 looks better tho 👍

12 päivää sitten
theZeek
theZeek

For a Golf R. Not for a Golf

12 päivää sitten
Raif Raif
Raif Raif

These digital instrument panels are sooo shite

12 päivää sitten
Retour a l'ancien Monde
Retour a l'ancien Monde

I like for Golf 7.5 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

12 päivää sitten
Rolly101
Rolly101

Watching this video from (8:15 - 8:20Mins) in Slow-Mo! It made me think just how much ppl are EXAGGERATING this whole "Looks" thing between the Mk7/7.5 & Mk8! People hating on the Mk8 as if its a Billion miles away from the 1 next to it, its just bit silly really LoL!

12 päivää sitten
TheOskarito88
TheOskarito88

Look at the front end of the mk8 🤮

12 päivää sitten
Zzafftv
Zzafftv

Why CARWOW never film the other guy driving?? they only show janni?

12 päivää sitten
Yusuf Aktepe
Yusuf Aktepe

We love german cars

13 päivää sitten
Krrizz Krozz
Krrizz Krozz

Speak english, kiss french, dress italian, spend arab, eat indian, party caribbean, Drive German 💪😎

13 päivää sitten
Paul Stewart
Paul Stewart

7.5 is the last awesome looking Golf. VW clearly nerfed the design of the 8, so that folk slide into an ID.3.

13 päivää sitten
warwickstingray
warwickstingray

Both awful. I’d rather sit on a bicycle with no seat than be seen in a golf and I have lavator ani syndrome!

13 päivää sitten
Mickey Rat
Mickey Rat

0.3 secs difference on the quarter mile for 3000 GBP…seems fair

13 päivää sitten
Des Ohare
Des Ohare

I wanna see a skyline

13 päivää sitten
Kavir Sanchez
Kavir Sanchez

Golf 8 looks like a Renault clio.. they also have same wheels

14 päivää sitten
Ethan Tucker
Ethan Tucker

That translates to 66,000CAD... A decently spec'd RS3 is 72,000. In this case I will never justify buying this

14 päivää sitten
Treize Elements
Treize Elements

New race: both cars aim for a bicyclist to find out which car can take him out quickest

14 päivää sitten
Sandro Silva top o golf GTi e GTi
Sandro Silva top o golf GTi e GTi

Muito pouca diferença top demais as duas versões 👏😍👍

14 päivää sitten
Sandro Silva top o golf GTi e GTi
Sandro Silva top o golf GTi e GTi

Top os dois sou fã do modelo GTI e R vr6 e r32 😍👏

14 päivää sitten
Sandro Silva top o golf GTi e GTi
Sandro Silva top o golf GTi e GTi

Top demais golf mk7 e mk8 GTI sou fã do modelo 😍👏🏁🏁

14 päivää sitten
Marcio Ikuno
Marcio Ikuno

But the Mk7 looks better.

14 päivää sitten
Dem K.
Dem K.

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14 päivää sitten
Dem K.
Dem K.

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14 päivää sitten
Dem K.
Dem K.

All 1-4 turbo intercooler petrol engines hybrid and all 1-4 turbo intercooler petrol engines in all brands companies : Easy heavy damage parts, 20-100 l/100km, over 100 l/100km by Formula One speed (160-250 km/hour, over 250 km/hour) on all circuits, test maximum over 150,000 rpm, little damage with traffic limit speed law on all path roads. Cause of forbidden 1-4 turbo intercooler petrol engines hybrid, 1-4 turbo intercooler petrol engines have been invented from terrorists, uneducated Automotive Engineering group, all humanoid prisoners level death. From All brands database

14 päivää sitten
Jeremy Mercer-Deadman
Jeremy Mercer-Deadman

Or spend $250 and get an APR tune on your much better looking 7.5....

14 päivää sitten
LuciTulcea
LuciTulcea

At 5:28 Matt went full texan! 😅

14 päivää sitten
Dan
Dan

Man the interior on the new Golf R looks so cheap with all that black shiny plastic around the dash etc.

14 päivää sitten
Lobster
Lobster

Where do you get a MK 7.5 with 300hp? They all have 310hp at least in Germany. Also, how many miles does the 7.5 have in this video? Its not uncommon for engines to loose a good amount of power with increasing milage and the clutch or the haldex could be worn. If you dont go into detail i dont see the point on publishing drag races like that. It just shows that this particular mk8 is faster than this particular mk7.5 spreading misinformation.

15 päivää sitten
Bryce Czirr
Bryce Czirr

7R owners: 😭

15 päivää sitten
Rocco Dantonio
Rocco Dantonio

when u create a channel with italian friend?

15 päivää sitten
Azane April
Azane April

Why don't u try the Tiguan R against the Audi RSQ3

15 päivää sitten
Low Key
Low Key

You remind me of Bobby flay for some odd reason

15 päivää sitten
Low Key
Low Key

Can't wait to see tuned ones

15 päivää sitten
Jonny kemp
Jonny kemp

I definitely wouldn't be trading it in, that difference would be turned on its head with a -£1k map

15 päivää sitten
David Macias
David Macias

The older one still looks better

16 päivää sitten
MòHâMmÃď HáŘb
MòHâMmÃď HáŘb

https://youtu.be/AnHE7u_UBQg

16 päivää sitten
Gromo
Gromo

i would stil choose teh old golf, for it looks much better than the new one

16 päivää sitten
Ghost_lee Gaming
Ghost_lee Gaming

this blue VW is fast

16 päivää sitten
Sajid Sarshar
Sajid Sarshar

Audi For Life

16 päivää sitten
奇门道
奇门道

Hi why not use drift moo to warm up the tyres before race (Golf 8)

16 päivää sitten
Craig P
Craig P

Is 8gen golf r still using EA888 engine?

16 päivää sitten
Jamzz 786
Jamzz 786

That has way more than 300 horses

16 päivää sitten
Nicholas Jarrett
Nicholas Jarrett

It better be faster 😂 df

16 päivää sitten
tom barber
tom barber

This comparison was clearly intended to emphasize the advantages of the new car. At the launch, the 7.5 experienced a slight delay. They mentioned the release of the brake, but it probably has to do with the fact that when stopped, neither of the dual clutches is engaged. Regardless of the true cause of this slight delay at launch, this slight delay accounts for essentially all of the difference between the two cars in the first run. After they compensated for this difference in the second run, the new car still crossed the line slightly ahead of the 7.5, but the difference was so slight as to be of no significance. The last runs started from highway speed, and amounted to a test of passing ability on a high speed freeway, such as may be found in Germany I suppose. In this kind of test the car with the advantage in peak power will always have the overall advantage irrespective of differences in mass or the power/weight ratio. The ability to overcome atmospheric drag is not influenced by the mass of the vehicle. By the way, the fellow driving the 7.5 said that the advantage of the new car in the later run, starting from highway speed, was attributable to a difference in "torque", and not to a difference in power. This is profoundly ignorant, and it is unfortunate that we continue to see automotive journalists (these guys are modern journalists) that lack a proper, fundamental understanding of torque and power. Peak speed of a vehicle is encountered when atmospheric drag force has increased to the point where this force and the driving force are in equilibrium. There are numerous different ways to write an expression for the driving force. A few pertinent examples: "wheel torque / wheel radius", "power / (wheel radius x wheel rotational speed)", "power / (vehicle speed / (2 x pi))", "(engine torque x engine rpm) / (vehicle speed / (2 x pi))", "(engine torque x overall gear ratio) / wheel radius". These different ways to express driving force are all fully equivalent. Important to know, though, is that at peak velocity, the expression you use for driving force, whichever one you prefer, will be very close to the maximum value for that expression. In fact it is only because of the stepped nature of discrete gear ratios that the the expression will not generally be precisely at its maximum possible value for the vehicle, when peak velocity is reached. It is apparent that when peak velocity is reached, power will be at or near its maximum possible value for the vehicle. The same is true for the product of engine torque and engine rpm. Given that engine torque per se (as opposed to the product of engine torque and engine rpm) is at or near its maximum possible value when peak velocity is reached, it makes no real sense to think that the passing performance of a vehicle would be more about engine torque than about power. Of course if what you mean by "torque" is torque at the wheels, then it makes very little difference whether you think of it in terms of torque vs. power, because in order to maximize wheel torque at a given instant, you maximize power, not engine torque. It was apparent from the fact that power is 10% greater in the new car than in the 7.5 that the new car will have a slight advantage in terms of passing ability at highway speed. Okay, but in a practical sense I doubt whether I would notice even this difference. And if I did notice this difference, it still would not make up for my strong dislike of the way they did away with essentially all of the knobs and replaced them with touch-screen controls. This is the reason that, in my subjective opinion, the new Golf R is an abomination.

17 päivää sitten
Adam Field
Adam Field

Sure Nobody is gonna trade a MK7/7.5 for a MK8....have you seen it....it’s ugly asf

17 päivää sitten
taewiao
taewiao

only needs to watch 5:50

17 päivää sitten
M Miles
M Miles

Auto though? That's so trash. So many shitty little things about this car - crap boring gearbox, shitty touch controls, horrible aircon controls, ugliest front end... fkn ever..... Eff this, I'm going to Mercedes.

17 päivää sitten
Bull M
Bull M

Mat you should uses in these 1v1 drags stuff like some cares get a head start or the hit and go just to make it more even n intersting

17 päivää sitten
Kaneo Evouqe
Kaneo Evouqe

The blue 1 has more power

18 päivää sitten
Diana Nghipulwa
Diana Nghipulwa

The new golf R actually pumps out around 340bhp and the old one about 320bhp

18 päivää sitten
Cee
Cee

Nothing will ever get me into a car with that user interface. Don't care how fast it is.

18 päivää sitten
Nico Goliath
Nico Goliath

i'd take the 7,5 over the 8 , the looks of the 8 well i just dont like

18 päivää sitten
Bomzhara
Bomzhara

The new Golf R actually makes 340 hp and 435 nm of torque

18 päivää sitten
kiwiklogg
kiwiklogg

The thing is that these engines are so tunable that really this difference can be down to tweaking a few settings on the ecu. What would be really interesting would be to see both cars with identical aftermarket tunes - ie, take the software variable out.

18 päivää sitten
RaKoS1
RaKoS1

I don't like 8R interior especially this overkill control system through display with lack of buttons and I don't like front of 8R, but speed and torque vectoring on 8R looks way better. Still I would buy 7 or 7.5 R with some reasonable mileage, because I see it as better bargain and if I would want higher engine power I would tune it.

18 päivää sitten
MindControll!!
MindControll!!

What a diffrence!

19 päivää sitten
Вадим Коршенко
Вадим Коршенко

Golf 8 👍

19 päivää sitten
Σπύρος Μαρπίνης
Σπύρος Μαρπίνης

Please can you do a drag race with OPC-VXR cars?

19 päivää sitten
A buld
A buld

the other guys just can't drive

19 päivää sitten
scollyutube
scollyutube

So the Golf 7 is the one with the petrol particulate filter which isn't the same spec as the 310kw ones we got overseas right? I think think this is more drivetrain and torque in the new one. Overseas car sites got better numbers for their 7.5s than Matt's getting.

19 päivää sitten
promodelred
promodelred

That new car is so ugly

19 päivää sitten
Malmö Stad
Malmö Stad

the 2018 golf r mk 7,5 have 310 hp and faster dan mk8 with 320 hp

20 päivää sitten
Frank luxobzor
Frank luxobzor

7 looks better

20 päivää sitten
A A
A A

You just a better driver all the others are s

20 päivää sitten
Alessandro Deiana
Alessandro Deiana

The golf 7 R is still a way better looking car, looks more agressive aswell especialy the normal 7R

20 päivää sitten
KEVIN WILLIANS
KEVIN WILLIANS

a question, here where I live and Brazil, and this golf and rich man's car here, is it common abroad?

20 päivää sitten
Anton
Anton

It’s obvious the new MK8 40 or so hp higher then MK7.5. A simple JB4 preset map will fix that gap nicely.

20 päivää sitten
manisha rasul
manisha rasul

2021

20 päivää sitten
manisha rasul
manisha rasul

Can u do the audi a3 vs rs3

20 päivää sitten

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