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