I was just chatting with a friend yesterday; he aspires to be a social media influencer and so the conversation goes –
Friend : Dude, hire me as your ambassador for instagram?
Me : How many followers you have?
Friend : about 400-500
Me : Fxxk off!!
Friend : Why?
Me : Lets face it dude, you have no followers, VWClubMalaysia Instagram now is close 15,000 so why would we use someone who has less followers as ambassador? It makes no sense – like wearing pasar malam level clothing and telling everyone you have money.
Friend : You help, I help you lahhhhhhh
Me : Why don’t you buy us all a Golf Mk7.5R and we will consider doing a video for you but bear in mind, NO ONE WILL WATCH IT! bwahhahahahahhah
And then we decided, to go shoot the MK7.5R and for some reason I decided to put a bit of colors to it – some say art but for me, its trial and error and I like what I see.
A special note to thank Wing Hin Autohaus for the car – my second Golf 7.5R “project” and because its white, it holds a special spot in my heart. Having said that, I will change that wheels before Volkswagen can say Das Auto.
Anyway, back to topic proper, I am in a holiday mood (again) so please don’t mind the extra comments. A few post back, I took the FK8R out for a spin and I wanted to benchmark it to the Golf R – of course I anticipated that I will get a 7.5R a few months later (15 years in the finance industry wasn’t a field trip you know).
Lets look at the FK8R P-box stats but before that, let me mention a few “facts”;
- FK8R is manual and I shift worse than your grandmother because I haven’t driven a manual for ages;
- FK8R has 20″ wheels;
- FK8R has more power on paper vs the Golf 7.5R;
- The Golf R is running on ” wheels (edit).
Why use a Performance Box like race logic? PBOX (in short) is a GPS device and unlike the OBD devices, you can’t cheat – with the DBscanner software, they take into account slopes and corrects the time to give a more accurate reading.
I have misplaced my raw data somehow but thankfully I have had screenshots done for the FK8R. I did not log the century sprint because I did not know how to launch the car and I didn’t want to call the owner at 12am to ask him how to do it.
In summary, FK8R completes the quarter mile mark at 14.69s and a very slow 100-200 at 18.46s. Honda fans, don’t flame me because I suck at shifting but fact is, you can’t shift as fast as DSG – ok ok, then you will say DSG fails, agree! but my point is, time is subject to my shifting style, so don’t bring guns yet.
For the MK7.5R
0-100km/h at 6.14s corrected
100-200km/h 14.48s corrected
Quarter Mile 13.20s corrected
I had to record 0-100km/h because someone told me, its 4.8s on the brochure without launch control! Of course i said its impossible so i had to try it but I did not launch the Golf R. I need a donor!!! Please let me launch your car!
MK7.5R is entirely stock and my prediction was correct, the DSG Mk7.5R will beat the FK8R on 400m – but of course, if MK7.5R manual, I believe the FK8R will lead.
More pictures after the test