European models are officially capable of hitting 100 kilometers per hour in just 4.7 seconds whereas independent reviewers in the U.S. have dipped into the 3.9-second range with the bone-stock tires. Even though Mercedes-AMG has a crazier machine in the guise of the A 45 S 4Matic+, nothing is capable of challenging the Golf R on equal footing at the same price tag. Over in the United States, the MSRP is listed at $43,645 excluding taxes.
Be that as it may, the following video is a wake-up call to reality. As good as the Golf R is on paper, the Model 3 Performance is quicker in a straight line. Coming courtesy of Archie Hamilton Racing, the clip shows the M3P destroying the VeeDub on every single run, be it a dig or a roll.
On the other hand, Volkswagen fans can take a little solace in Vmax bragging rights. Tesla limits the Model 3 Performance at 162 miles per hour (261 kilometers per hour) whereas the Golf R is much obliged to reach 155 miles per hour (250 kilometers per hour) as standard or 170 miles an hour (274 kilometers per hour) with the optional R Performance Package.