Road Tests Real world tests of Golf R vs Supra Turbo

0-60mph

1/4 mile

Golf R Golf
17.1 s
Supra Turbo
13.7 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

Car-autoblog view of Volkswagen Golf R

Reasons to consider the
Volkswagen Golf R Golf

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Lighter curb weight 3,102 lb vs 3,408 lb Around 10% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Front view of Toyota Supra Turbo

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Toyota Supra Turbo

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Much faster to 60mph 5 s vs 9.56 s Around 50% faster to 60mph
Much faster in the quarter mile 13.7 s vs 17.1 s Around 20% faster at the drag strip
Has an air compressor Twin turbocharger vs None Most supercars don't have an air compressor
Way more more powerful engine 322 HP @ 5,800 RPM vs 170 HP @ 5,700 RPM Around 90% stronger engine
Much better power-to-weight ratio 10.58 lb/hp vs 18.25 lb/hp More than 40% better power-to-weight ratio
More torque 321 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM vs 177 ft-lb @ 4,250 RPM More than 80% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Sticky cornering g 0.99 g vs 0.89 g More than 10% sticky cornering g
More expensive sticker price $38k vs $20k 90% more expensive harder to own
Bigger engine 3,000 cc vs 2,480 cc More than 20% bigger engine

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Golf R  vs
Supra Turbo 
Brand Volkswagen Toyota
Price 19,995 38,000
Year 2014 1993-1997

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 18.25 lb/hp 10.58 lb/hp
Maximum hp 170 HP @ 5,700 RPM 322 HP @ 5,800 RPM
Maximum torque 177 ft-lb @ 4,250 RPM 321 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM
Engine placement Front Front
Steering system Unknown Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 2,480 cc 3,000 cc
Air compressor None Twin turbocharger
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 9.5:1 8.5:1
Bore/stroke 3.25 in / 3.65 in 3.39 in / 3.39 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC

road tests

Golf R  vs
Supra Turbo 
1/4 mile 17.1 s 13.7 s
0-60mph 9.56 s 5 s
Lateral acceleration 0.89 g 0.99 g

transmission

Drivetrain 2WD Front Engine / RWD
Shift system Automatic Manual
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes 11.3 in Ventilated Disc Disc
Rear brakes 10.71 in Disc Disc
Front wheels 195/65 15 432/? 203

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,102 lb 3,408 lb
Height 58.2 in 50.2 in
Length 165.4 in 177.7 in
Front track width 60.7 in 59.9 in
Wheelbase 101.5 in 100.4 in
Volkswagen Golf R Golf
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