21 September 2009

R and R

VW puts the new Golf R against the the Scirocco R in its shiny new advert. Which one would you take?

Scirocco R or Golf R? If you’re after a hot VW, it’s a tricky decision.

Last week at the Frankfurt show, VW unveiled the Golf R20 – the replacement for the R32 and the quickest Golf ever, kicking out 266bhp through all four wheels.

The Scirocco R, on the other hand, packs just 5bhp fewer but remains resolutely front-wheel drive. Which means the Golf will be a fraction quicker but maybe, just maybe, a bit less wieldly.

The Scirocco, we reckon, is the sharper-looking thing, but the Golf has definite sleeper appeal. Ooh, it’s a tough one.

To help you decide, VW has given us an early look at its new advert, which sees the Golf R and Scirocco R go head-to-head around a track… with the perplexing help of a G-force simulator.

OK, it isn’t quite as spectacular as last week’s Ferrari 458 head-to-head video, but it’s still a fine chance to see the two hot VWs out on the open air.

Take a look, and then we need your definitive verdict: Scirocco R or Golf R?

If you need help deciding, then check out the Scirocco R app on iTunes, in which you get to drive the car around a 'Ring like track. It's not terribly realistic though...

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