Good video thanks for posting. Was considering a track day this year either at Castle Combe, Thruxton or Goodwood but obviously overtaken by events. On the road have had the brakes come on along with the seat belts tightening up on several occasions. At times not sure why they did. About brake pads, I don't think I would be pushing hard enough to do them that amount of damage. Wonder if the A45, which is more of a track car has the same issues. As a PS it does look good in red!
Drag race was the wrong term. A 0-62 sprint comparison would have been good ie individual runs.
As long as any new Golf R is not comprehensively quicker than the A35 it seems a no brainier to go with the MB badge. While an S3 is the natural competitor I am disappointed by the cost cutting which has happened to it. So we’ll need to see how the performance offshoots turn out.