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Old 06-01-2012, 07:46 AM   #80
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Originally Posted by Peregrine View Post
Insideline and just about every other popular carsite is bummed about the new R's performance.
I believe it's the added weight from the awd system and the fact it's a 6 speed manual conspire to work against the additional hp it offers vs. a standard GTI with a DSG.

You can get close to Golf R type hp/tq numbers with a simple reflash of the ECU on a standard GTI, with no other modifications needed. The previous R32 wasn't a "fast" vehicle either, but at least the 2.0T in the R can be easily modified without breaking the bank, unlike the VR6.

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Originally Posted by RonMaiden View Post
Also considering MotorTrend just took a current GTI to 60mph in 6.1 secs and a 1/4 mile of 14.7.
The GTI they tested in that comparison test was a DSG - consistently faster 0-60 times than a manual in the vehicle - always been that way.
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