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In the beginning they trained Clover to ...SIT,SHAKE...then they would give her a treat. Now, she walks up....Sits, throws up a paw...and you can't help but give her something. She got about half a Culver's tenderloin sandwich from me that way today.
 

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How is this possible?
In the January 2022 MOTORTREND (pg. 56) they tested/reviewed the 2022 GTI and the Golf R. Both test cars were 6 speed manuals.

The GTI (FWD) with 241 HP ...0-60 6.1 sec. 1/4 =14.6 @ 99.8 mph.
The Golf R (AWD) with 315 HP...0-60 6.3 sec. 1/4 = 14.4 sec @103.3 mph.

When I read that I figured it was just a big editing error by the magazine. But, in the March 2022 MOTORTREND (pg. 22) Your Say section, a reader calls them out regarding the numbers
they published.

Ed's response, "Fix what? The manual Golf R weighs 400 pounds more than the Golf GTI, negating any horsepower and traction advantage it might otherwise have. Those 0-60 times are correct. - Ed."

Actually looking at the article the weights are listed as 3,407 / 3,082 = only 325 not 400 pounds heavier.

So GTI = 12.8 lbs/HP vs Golf R = 10.8 lbs/HP
 

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How is this possible?
In the January 2022 MOTORTREND (pg. 56) they tested/reviewed the 2022 GTI and the Golf R. Both test cars were 6 speed manuals.

The GTI (FWD) with 241 HP ...0-60 6.1 sec. 1/4 =14.6 @ 99.8 mph.
The Golf R (AWD) with 315 HP...0-60 6.3 sec. 1/4 = 14.4 sec @103.3 mph.

When I read that I figured it was just a big editing error by the magazine. But, in the March 2022 MOTORTREND (pg. 22) Your Say section, a reader calls them out regarding the numbers
they published.

Ed's response, "Fix what? The manual Golf R weighs 400 pounds more than the Golf GTI, negating any horsepower and traction advantage it might otherwise have. Those 0-60 times are correct. - Ed."

Actually looking at the article the weights are listed as 3,407 / 3,082 = only 325 not 400 pounds heavier.

So GTI = 12.8 lbs/HP vs Golf R = 10.8 lbs/HP
Seems fishy.
Don't think the extra drivetrain would lose quite that much?
Must be some gearing or tuning differences involved?
 

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Big difference between stick & DCA.
MotorTrend Results...
"Our 2022 Car of the Year contest included manual transmission-equipped versions of the GTI and Golf R. There, the sporty hatchbacks' 0-60 times didn't end up how you might expect: the GTI did it in 6.1 seconds, while the Golf R was slower with a 6.3-second sprint. We brought a dual-clutch automatic Golf R to our 2022 Performance Vehicle of the Year event, where it posted a quick 4.2-second 0-60 time—that's more like it. "
 

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Big difference between stick & DCA.
MotorTrend Results...
"Our 2022 Car of the Year contest included manual transmission-equipped versions of the GTI and Golf R. There, the sporty hatchbacks' 0-60 times didn't end up how you might expect: the GTI did it in 6.1 seconds, while the Golf R was slower with a 6.3-second sprint. We brought a dual-clutch automatic Golf R to our 2022 Performance Vehicle of the Year event, where it posted a quick 4.2-second 0-60 time—that's more like it. "
All that tells me is car and driver needs someone aggressive like me to drive their manuals.
 
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