Video of the Day: BMW M240i xDrive vs Ford Mustang California Special vs Volkwsagen Golf 8 R vs Audi RS 3 Drag Race

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="81965"] words: Bill, photo: Car Magazine There are so many titles we can think of for this video: V8 vs everyone, America vs Germany, Crowd Seeking Cruise Missile vs...well, you get it. I think the real title should be traction vs horsepower. Watch as this lone American (RWD) takes on the BMW M240i xDrive, VW Golf R, and our hero, the Audi RS 3 (all AWD). Who will win? Watch below. [embed]https://youtu.be/Wl5dRPjO9Yw[/embed]

Spy Photo: Volkswagen Golf R 20 Years Anniversary Edition

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="77655"] Is Volkswagen working on yet another Golf R version ? We spotted this Golf R 20 Years Anniversary Edition testing at the Nürburgring with canards on each corner of the front bumper making us think the Volkswagen might be working on something more for the Golf R fans. But is it just some kind of track package that will be developed for the Golf R or are they working an even more powerful version? To be honest we have no clue what so ...

Video of the Day: Audi RS 3 vs AMG A45 vs BMW M2 vs Porsche Cayman GTS vs Volkswagen Golf R

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="66579"] words: Bill, photo: carwow This is a fairly even matchup in today's drag race from carwow (with the exception of one). Four (AMG, VW), five (Audi), and six cylinders (BMW, Porsche) are represented as well as AWD (Audi, AMG, VW) and RWD (BMW, Porsche). Four of them are within 20hp of each other (RS 3 400hp, A45 420hp, M2 410, GTS 400) with the lonely Volkswagen Golf R down 100hp from the AMG. How does the RS 3 stack up against its co...

Video of the Day: A Family Affair – Lamborghini Urus vs Porsche Cayman GT4 vs Audi TT RS vs Volkswagen Golf R

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="63927"] words: Bill, video: carwow The lyrics to Sly and The Family's Family Affair was going through my wind when I saw the lineup to this peculiar drag race: Lamborghini Urus, Porsche Cayman GT4, Audi TT RS, and Volkswagen Golf R. It is a family affair with all these brands under the Volkswagen tent and Mat brings them all together. An unusual lineup when you think of the V8 SUV, a 6 cylinder RWD sports car, a 5 cylinder AWD, and a 4 cylinder...

Spy Photo: Volkswagen MK8 Golf R Wagon

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="57444"] For those who don't know, the Mk7 and MK7.5 Golf R sits on the MQB platform as does the Audi S3/RS 3. In the States though, we did not get the Golf R Wagon and it looks like we may never get it as Volkswagen of America has dropped the Golf SportWagen/Alltrack (and the base Golf) from its lineup. That's too bad because the Golf R wagon seen here is a good looking vehicle. Did I mention that the Golf R is also AWD? We spotted a prototype fo...

Video of the Day: CarWow – AMG A35 v BMW M140i v Golf R v Audi S3 v Focus RS

words: Bill, video: carwow We haven't done a Video of the Day lately but we can always count on CarWow to provide us with a humorous one. This time they gathered a group of hot hatches to do battle: AMG A35 vs BMW M140i vs Golf R vs Audi S3 vs Focus RS. The hotties went through a drag race, a rolling race, and a brake test. Who came out on top? The AMG is an AWD 306hp 2.0T, the BMW a RWD 340hp inline 6, the Golf R AWD 310hp 2.0T, the S3 AWD 310hp 2.0T, and the Focus RS AWD with 35...