Vauxhall Astra VXR 0-60 mph (97 km/h) in 6.2 seconds Top Speed: 155 mph (250 km/h) Volkswagen Golf R32 0-60 mph (97 km/h) in 6.4 seconds Top Speed: 155 mph (250 km/h) So, yes, the Vauxhall is faster, but by .2 seconds in the 0-60 test which is so close that factors like the driver's weight, what's in the car and a multitude of road conditions come into play. They both top out at 155 mph, but that's because they're electronically limited. If you got a chip to remove the limiter, they could both go faster, but I'm not sure which engine has more tuning potential.
thankyou you settled a debate!!!