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Volkswagen has recently announced an R Performance Package for the new Golf 8 R, which now features clever dampers, drive modes, as well as a rather Ford-like Drift mode to allow you to lose traction at the rear and easily control it!

The new Golf 8 R Performance Pack delivers:

  • 2.0-litre turbo
  • 235 kW
  • 420 Nm of torque
  • 0-100 km/h in 4.7 Seconds

On the other hand, however, Mercedes has recently announced their Golf R killer, the AMG A45S. It has over 100 more horsepower and an incorporated drift mode!

The new Mercedes AMG A45S delivers:

  • 2.0-litre turbo
  • 310 kW
  • 500 Nm of torque
  • 0-100 km/h in 3.9 Seconds

Clearly, the Mercedes AMG A45S makes more power than the more conservative Golf, and has a far more exciting visual design. But, just how well do these two hot hatch's compare side by side and, arguably more interestingly, what about those drift modes?

Take a look at the video below by the YouTube channel, Auto Trader, on the VW Golf R vs Mercedes AMG A45S Drift Mode Showdown...

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