Audi RS3 vs VW Golf R... vs Golf R with £1,200 tune - DRAG RACE, ROLLING RACE AND BRAKE TEST

  • Published on Oct 8, 2019
  • How much extra performance can you get for £1,200? With the Mountune Volkswagen Golf R that's enough for an ECU remap and an induction kit which increase power by 60hp to 360hp. So is this enough to beat a standard Audi RS3, which has 400hp? To find out we decided to drag race them. And we shoved in a standard Golf R too so you can see the difference between tuned and stock. BTW the Mountune Golf R also had upgraded brakes so you can see the effect of those in the brake test too.
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  • Donato Anastasia
    Donato Anastasia 16 hours ago

    You can keep your awful boring DSG gearbox's. Yes I know they're technically superior but where's the fun in them? I'll keep my Up! GTI thanks.

  • Real Racing 2020
    Real Racing 2020 16 hours ago



  • matthewruss
    matthewruss 16 hours ago

    So car wow prooves that a 1200 tune beats the audi by a hair..... so where the 1200 go? Lol seems a waste of money

  • Eilir Williams
    Eilir Williams 18 hours ago

    I think the winner was the standard Golf R. Value for money

  • TheJirator
    TheJirator 18 hours ago

    And the winner is... I30 N :-)

  • Russell Sames
    Russell Sames 19 hours ago

    My dad works at Mountune

  • nokiagol1
    nokiagol1 20 hours ago

    why are you comparing a rs3 between a golf r? it should be a s3 between a golf r, both have 300 hp

  • asdf asdf
    asdf asdf Day ago

    Wow that was a bloody slow run for the rs3. It should have ran low 12s. Should have ran then again.
    Edit:. Apparently Audi killed the 19 model cause of emissions standards smh

  • Johann Foo
    Johann Foo Day ago

    Waste of £2.2k. Not much difference for that kind of money.

  • NyeZ
    NyeZ Day ago

    Rs3 has dq500 dsg. Not the same as a golf r

    HASKI 2 days ago

    Русские есть???

  • George Bizzle
    George Bizzle 2 days ago

    Audi-12.7 seconds
    Volkswagen-12.7 seconds

  • Dan vernon
    Dan vernon 2 days ago

    Mountune should be jailed for robbery... £1200 for a £200 remap and a £100 induction kit😂😂

  • Va B
    Va B 2 days ago

    The base Golf R has been 310hp for 2 years. Read your sheets.
    Also, why don’t you start the rolling race with cruise control on? If not it’s too random, one might be 2mph slower or decelerating from 51mph to 49mph at the start.

  • Adam Tomlinson
    Adam Tomlinson 2 days ago

    Montune golf r vs rs3 vs a45 s

  • giotzou axb
    giotzou axb 2 days ago

    Jdm only

  • hi tech
    hi tech 2 days ago

    Quick pickup car is best

  • Lehan Breytenbach
    Lehan Breytenbach 2 days ago

    VW sucks

  • The Dutch Texan
    The Dutch Texan 2 days ago

    The Audi still has that great exhaust note...

  • Mr Jones
    Mr Jones 2 days ago

    Now get a stage 1 Audi rs3 Vs that stage one golf r

  • lllllillllllllillll
    lllllillllllllillll 2 days ago

    £1k spent on brake upgrades. 1 car length between the upgrade & standard. Not worth it IMO.

  • merlin parviz
    merlin parviz 3 days ago

    You are wearing blue why took a white instead of blue!

  • Sam Durling
    Sam Durling 3 days ago

    So the rs3 is now 0.5 second slower than it used to be and the standard golf r is 0.6 seconds quicker compared to a drag race carwow did a few years ago. Come on audi!!! Stop this madness

  • jaxjdhd Ingrid
    jaxjdhd Ingrid 3 days ago


  • Luis Russo
    Luis Russo 3 days ago

    Era bom que tivesse legendas em português obrigado

  • TechTube
    TechTube 3 days ago

    For me AUDI is always the go

  • s0m3cunt
    s0m3cunt 3 days ago

    Needs water/meth and higher boost.

  • Malimbo
    Malimbo 3 days ago

    Wow a tuned car beat a stock car In a drag race.... not surprising at all

  • Phrangdesharai Sohkhlet

    Audi is good at all

  • Phrangdesharai Sohkhlet

    Timing bro u are the set to race so u get better timing

    ÜSTAD AEMON 3 days ago

    Ben 301 le katılıyorum götü yiyen varsa gelsin

  • Vuyo Sigwebela
    Vuyo Sigwebela 3 days ago

    Hey can you plz compare a Hyundai i30n and the gti 7

  • maximus5384
    maximus5384 3 days ago

    RS3 wins every time just for the 5 pot noise instead of the hairdryer noise these Rs and S3s make

  • MartwoPiola
    MartwoPiola 3 days ago

    So it's a drag race between 3 Golfs.

  • Ernest Berkhout
    Ernest Berkhout 3 days ago

    erm outbraked not outbroke Matt yeah

    GINJAY RAMBO1RD 3 days ago


  • PowerStroke
    PowerStroke 3 days ago

    stock RS3 does high 11s to low 12s in the 1/4 mile. how do you guys manage to go so slow at 12.7? Serious question

  • MarkJT1000
    MarkJT1000 3 days ago

    But bear in mind these "tests" are not scientific or particularly accurate - too many variables and are probably run several times in order to get the results that Carwow want to put across. Essentially its just entertainment.
    The outcome is though ...... buy the bog standard Golf R and save your money as on real roads you will never notice the difference.

  • LuHDZocker
    LuHDZocker 3 days ago +1

    its so weird to see all steering wheels on the opposite side

  • sh4rk1989
    sh4rk1989 4 days ago

    the rs3 took 12.2 secondo in all your others video.

  • Alphonse Elric
    Alphonse Elric 4 days ago +2

    Well... Put that 1200 tune on the RS3 and you will see some magic.

  • Luka Šilec
    Luka Šilec 4 days ago

    GTI with only REVO software works fine for me

  • Ahmed Lucky
    Ahmed Lucky 4 days ago

    Ma twatson is doing gud

  • Erick Bren
    Erick Bren 4 days ago +1

    Emissions are screwing up the budget quick car.... Opf in 2019 RS3 and new S6 slower than 3.0T C7 stage 1.

  • Peter Ingrid
    Peter Ingrid 4 days ago

    Please do a drag race with the new MINI John Cooper Works Clubman with 306HP!

  • Dark_Snipes
    Dark_Snipes 4 days ago

    Next time drag between audi rs3 ABT vs Golf R mountune

    The Golf has not even a Chance

  • abbsnn cose
    abbsnn cose 4 days ago

    I'm just glad there's no corners involved were the audi is concerned

    EXSTRASHOTY ! 4 days ago

    Audi rs3 win ❤️ fuck you

    • abbsnn cose
      abbsnn cose 4 days ago

      a Unicorn Developments or APR remap both cost less than this (circa £550), and with 380hp+ would both easily outperform the Mountune car. I wonder if the Mountune car al

  • Mitchell1990 d
    Mitchell1990 d 4 days ago +1

    How dare you! +3

  • Byron G
    Byron G 4 days ago

    Sibtitles say this is a "drug race"

    • abbsnn cose
      abbsnn cose 4 days ago

      But you lost your warranty by tuning that golf...

  • sanj sharma
    sanj sharma 4 days ago +1

    Weekly magazine please i would pay for subscription give autocar sum competition. Im fed up of there postal service never arrives on Wednesday when it should. I am also a share holder so please consider the idea.

  • The Future Is Here
    The Future Is Here 4 days ago

    The 2018 RS3 sedan, in Car & Driver, does 11 second quarters

  • SlayerXp92
    SlayerXp92 4 days ago

    all 3 cars looking so boring...

  • Maciej szyluk
    Maciej szyluk 4 days ago

    12 grand extra for fucking what ?

  • cshotla1
    cshotla1 4 days ago

    Would like to know the speed you were doing when the pack broke up

    • afutla qian
      afutla qian 4 days ago

      That RS3 IS lush though, gorgeous soundtrack too.

  • strings gb
    strings gb 4 days ago

    Mountune golf looked ugly as fuck

  • Hash Bee
    Hash Bee 4 days ago

    Automatic drag races 🤦‍♂️

    • afutla qian
      afutla qian 4 days ago

      Never really been a huge fan of the Golf. Then I had a mk3 VR6 manual... loved it. I've wanted an R32 for ages now but the Golf R has quickly become one of my huge wants!

  • Davide Codeluppi
    Davide Codeluppi 4 days ago


  • Le Germain
    Le Germain 4 days ago

    The Golf R is a great car, but not super reliable unfortunately for me as an owner. It has 73.000km on the clock and I had to change the IHI Turbo because of an EDC warning light. That was done last week. Then VW said the Haldex system wasn't working properly, it has flashed 182 errors since 2018, nothing I could see though. So now I'll have to change the Haldex pump... It's good value for money, but you aren't getting top quality really 70.000 km with VW service by book and yet these things happening.

    I asked the at VW if they were cool if I would tune the car (a proper ECU tune similar to what Mountune has done here, not just a plug in thing) and they told me that they were fine, but the insurance need to be told that the car is tuned and adjust the cost thereafter. That's something to consider.

    • dolimi jotoo
      dolimi jotoo 4 days ago

      4:41 matt sounds like joquin's laugh in joker lol

  • Evren Sokmener
    Evren Sokmener 4 days ago

    £1,200 for 60bhp increase!! Absolute rip off

    • dolimi jotoo
      dolimi jotoo 4 days ago

      Tuned golf s wheels....nooooo! Sound of audi...yeeeeeees!