2012 Volkswagen Golf R

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Rank: #2

Class: Volkswagen

0-60 Time: 5.7 seconds

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The top 10 fastest cars from Volkswagen are ranked from fastest to slowest based on their 0-60 times. We crunched the numbers from the best estimates of several premier resources, including Motor Trend, Road & Track, Car & Driver and more.

Pulling up at #2 in this class is the 2012 Volkswagen Golf R, which races 0-60 mph in 5.7 seconds. Sports cars with this rate of acceleration are generally classified as Fast Cars.

It lags behind the #1 ranked 2015 Volkswagen GTI by 0.1 seconds and darts ahead of the #3 ranked 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI by just hundredths of a second.

Whether you are behind the wheel of one of these cars or happen to spot one in the next lane over, think twice before you step on the gas pedal. In a race from 0-60 mph between 2012 Volkswagen Golf R vs. 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI, you would WIN by just hundredths of a second!

If you happen to roll up next to another Volkswagen, be sure you know what you're up against. Find out where your car stands among the top 10 fastest cars from 2012.

Vehicle information

Year: 2012

Make: Volkswagen

Model: Golf R

Engine: I-4 turbocharged

Horsepower: 256

Torque: 243

Transmission: 6M

Curb Weight: 3415

City MPG: 19

Highway MPG: 27

MSRP: $36,860

Performance statistics


Class: Fast Cars

Rank: #574

Best 0-60 Time: 5.7 seconds

Best ¼ Mile: 14.0 seconds

@ speed: 100.1 mph

Best Top Speed: 130.0 mph

Best Skid Pad: 0.9 G

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