Of course there isn't. They have identical power to weight btw, what do you know!View attachment 7579 I’m still running a golf 7R (stage 1 APR 389hp) and there isn’t much between them. Unless they’re massively understating the mk8R stock numbers, it shouldn’t be this close. Also can’t stand AH screeching whenever he’s going a bit fast so struggle to sit thru his videos. View attachment 7579
12% is exceeding low for a AWD system. Where did you/they get that figure from?And @veeeight I'd like you to tell me this, cause you keep saying that (about the new haldex). The Leon Cupra has like 12% losses (could be even less due to VAQ diff), you really believe there is ANY awd that can beat that? There is ANY awd that can actually have fwd territory losses? Especially fwd of that kind? Because that's what it'd take for the Golf to keep up (together with having 380hp of course!!). Freak car, witchcraft, you name it...
I maybe should have stated all the mods on the golf or that I’m a rotating equipment engineer (mechanical) but couldn’t be bothered with a long post. Agree with everything you have said buddy. “Ye canny change the laws a physics capn”. The golf runs 12.09 1/4 mile. Please excuse dodgy photo.Of course there isn't. They have identical power to weight btw, what do you know!
Like I said previously we also have a Seat Leon Cupra 290 (gpf) which is Revo stage 1 (100oct RON) + VWR R600 intake + MST turbo elbow + VWR turbo muffler delete, we haven't dynoed but Revo claims 370bhp and 500nm with just a tune, and we are dead even and I mean absolutely neck and neck, from just under 60 mph and all the way to 131. Then the A45s begun slightly pulling away up to 150 that we shut down. And guess what, we got identical power to weight too! Like I've said many times, it's just physics, humanity hasn't yet invented the engine that can spawn horses at will.
Now if the new R is understated by 60hp and it actually makes 380, then yes it can keep up. But come on, nobody believes that.
And @veeeight I'd like you to tell me this, cause you keep saying that (about the new haldex). The Leon Cupra has like 12% losses (could be even less due to VAQ diff), you really believe there is ANY awd that can beat that? There is ANY awd that can actually have fwd territory losses? Especially fwd of that kind? Because that's what it'd take for the Golf to keep up (together with having 380hp of course!!). Freak car, witchcraft, you name it...
Any way you look at it, there isn't the slightest thing that suggests the MK8 Golf R can even be close (let alone reel in), unless it's stage 1, and even then, the A45s shouldn't lose. I believe they will be pretty evenly matched but the A45s should still have the upper hand above a certain speed due to bigger turbo.
Thanks. JTEKT is a huge company. Very Japanese. This is there "Top Message" a literal translation I assume, from their president JTEKT CORPORATION｜Top MessageIt's all in the semantics for Haldex. 100% torque transfer to one outside wheel or rear axle is possible under certain circumstances.
GR Yaris isn't Haldex, it's a JTEKT system:
JTEKT driveline is very clever, the rear axle is overdriven (slightly different gear ratios) so it is possible to bias the torque towards the rear. The diffs are very lightweight, much lighter than the Haldex Gen 5 equivalent.
Good analysis. AH carrying out all his own stunts, no need for a stunt double.Just to make all this Golf R vs A45s stuff even more confusing.
Check out this Carwow video from the 7 minute markFrom a 50mph 3rd gear pull the A35 pulls away from the Golf R and it's not until 100mph that the Golf gets alongside it and then starts to pull ahead.
Now watch this Carwow A45s vs A35 video where they perform the same 3rd gear 50mph pull.
Watch from 6 minute 22 secondsThe A45s is off like a stabbed rat and by 100mph is way ahead of the A35.
So with this in mind,how can the Golf R be so close to the A45s in Archies video?
In his latest video the tuner guy says that the A45s makes it's extra power at the top end,this makes me think that Archie was changing gear early to make it look a closer race.