Food for Thought: R&T Weights and Weight Dist

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Food for Thought: R&T Weights and Weight Dist

Post by vmchurch » Wed Jun 02, 2010 11:19 pm

Ran across something somewhat interesting looking at these two R&T Data Panels:

(yes I look through old random articles in my spare time, its a habit)

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2004 R32 Test Weight = 3510 lb
2004 R32 Weight Dist % = 61/39

2007 GTI Test Weight = 3420 lb
2007 GTI Weight Dist % = 61/39


Hmmmmmmmmm, so much for "nose-heavy" :hmmm:
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Re: Food for Thought: R&T Weights and Weight Dist

Post by g60_corrado_91 » Thu Jun 03, 2010 10:16 am

Very interesting. It still amazes me how much lighter MkIV R32's are compared to MkV R32's. By chance, do you have the article for the MkV R32?
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Re: Food for Thought: R&T Weights and Weight Dist

Post by vmchurch » Thu Jun 03, 2010 1:25 pm

Ask and ye shall receive

http://www.roadandtrack.com/tests/updat ... swagen-r32" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Volkswagen R32
List price $32,990
Price as tested $35,430
Curb weight 3720 lb
Engine 3.2-liter V-6
Transmission 6-sp DSG
Horsepower, bhp @ rpm 250 @ 6300
Torque, lb-ft @ rpm 236 @ 2500–3000
0–60 mph 6.0 sec
0–100 mph 16.3 sec
0–1320 ft (1/4 mile) 14.6 sec @ 95.0 mph
Top speed 130 mph*
Braking, 60–0 mph 134 ft
Braking, 80–0 mph 237 ft
Lateral accel (200-ft skidpad) 0.85g
Speed thru 700-ft slalom 65.9 mph
Our mileage, EPA city/highway 18.2, 18/23 mpg

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Two things jump out at me...

1. 3720 lb ?!?!?!

2. All acceleration fogures are slower than the MkIV......not that surprising I guess
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Re: Food for Thought: R&T Weights and Weight Dist

Post by g60_corrado_91 » Thu Jun 03, 2010 2:44 pm

Yup it's a heavy weight. So stupid.
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Re: Food for Thought: R&T Weights and Weight Dist

Post by Dybz » Mon Jun 14, 2010 3:14 pm

any chance for one of these for the MKV GTI? and not so sure about those numbers for the MKV R32... i've seen a lot of slips posted for low 14s 1/4 mile on a completely stock R.
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Re: Food for Thought: R&T Weights and Weight Dist

Post by vmchurch » Mon Jun 14, 2010 9:38 pm

Dybz wrote:any chance for one of these for the MKV GTI? and not so sure about those numbers for the MKV R32... i've seen a lot of slips posted for low 14s 1/4 mile on a completely stock R.

http://www.roadandtrack.com/tests/compa ... et-rockets" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


Go there ^^ to download the MKV GTI R&T data panel
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Re: Food for Thought: R&T Weights and Weight Dist

Post by Dubmekanik » Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:27 pm

Damn, I need to go weigh the jetta now haha...
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