When it comes to powerful vehicles, you have plenty to choose from within the Volkswagen Group's vast lineup of cars. Among the quickest are the Germans: the 2021 VW Golf R and the Audi RS6 Avant. Both cars have hatches for their fifth doors, though the more luxurious one has a longer roof.
But which of these high-powered machines are quicker in a drag race? To settle the score, Archie Hamilton Racing orchestrated a matchup, which you can watch on their latest upload on YouTube, embedded atop this page.
Gallery: 2022 Volkswagen Golf R: Feature
But before you watch the straight-line race, let's compare the numbers first so you will have an idea of their differences in terms of performance.
The eighth-generation VW Golf in R flavour sits at the top of the compact car's range, powered by a turbocharged 2.0-litre direct-injection petrol engine that makes 315 bhp and 310 lb-ft of torque. It's the most powerful VW Golf ever. The new Golf R can sprint to 60 miles per hour in four seconds flat.
On the other hand, the Audi RS6 Avant and its twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 can produce up to 591 bhp and 590 lb-ft of torque. Those numbers are way beyond the VW Golf R's numbers but remember, the VW hot hatch is significantly lighter than the hot estate – by over 400 kilograms, mind you.
With that said and knowing the fact that these two cars both motivate all four wheels, which do you think wins the drag race above? You know what to do to see the results. Also, don't forget to share your thoughts below.