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Facelift RS3 2019 drag race

EVO855 Oct 8, 2019

  1. EVO855

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  3. Count Drunkula

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    It's a testament to the golf how well it responds to a tune but it's the old argument of standard vs tuned.

    Throw the same amount of money at tuning an rs3 and it will be a different story again.

    Having just traded my mk7 golf R estate in for a facelift RS3 sportback I know what car I would rather have
     
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  4. lee_fr200

    lee_fr200 Well-Known Member

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    Now put a stage 1 on the rs3
     
  5. D0C

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    What on planet earth is going on with these GPF cars...12.7 seconds quarter mile? Carwow tested a FL car pre GPF at 12.2s...PFL were faster.
     
  6. terminator x

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    Such a sh*te launch now too, what are Audi up to. Sounded pants too when rev'd.

    TX.

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  7. Count Drunkula

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    Looked like chrome exhaust tips , that would imply non sports exhaust system iirc?
     
  8. EVO855

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    Sadly the way Audi and most others are going I’m afraid.

    As I pointed out elsewhere the revised engine to meet WLTP regs has different pistons and cams with a different compression ratio.

    Couple the above with the 2 in line GPF and it’s stunting performance/sound.
     
  9. Sug

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    Rs3 should surely outrun a stage one golf. Think I will keep my PFL. Has the standard golf changed exhaust as well?
     
  10. Count Drunkula

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    Yeah the wltp golfs have a gpf filter in the exhaust and back to only 1 rail of fuel injectors, so back down to 300bhp in stock form after being upped to 310 with the mk7.5 facelift
     
  11. Spinstorm

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    I agree these OPF filters have definitely effected the performance of the RS3.

    Audi must be aware of that; so it seems likely that they will fix that with the facelift/next gen RS3.
     
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  13. Sug

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    We are all doomed
     
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    That stock R has Akrapovic as an option i think
     
  15. banny650

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    Do you have any info on the pistons and cams? What is the new compression ratio, as generally with a high comp ratio you need higher octane fuel before it really comes alive to tuning
     
  16. Ja5on

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    Same old tunes vs untuned argument.

    Golf is 130kg lighter aswell so that will make a difference.
     
  17. DW81

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    He did the same with a pimped up seat estate against a big standard rs3. Absolutely pointless drag races IMO.
    I think these testers are relishing the fact that the rs3 that was once the king for many years is starting to be shown up by lesser expensive models.
     
  18. lee_fr200

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    They can do what they want with the R but it will never sound as intoxicating as the 5cyl engine,
     
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  19. Riko0073

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    The Golf R is a great performance hatch and with a tune very rapid...but I know which car I’d rather be seen in...RS3 all the way!!
     
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    Had one of the super cheap lease deals on the Golf R back in 2014. Awesome car, brilliant all rounder and nippy. But sounded atrocious. I bought a PFL RS3 at end of the lease and while it didn’t handle quite a sweetly as the Golf, it was just so much more of an event and a more special car to own.
     
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    Pretty much the same for me other than mine was a 2016 R ;)

    Bought a PFL RS3 to replace it, the Golf was an amazing car that did it all apart from having much character.

    Overall I’d argue it was a better car (and also argue the RS isn’t worth over 50% more to buy, or at least show the value for all that extra), but there is a special feeling when getting in and starting up the RS that the Golf will never have.
     
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