VW cars with highest top speed

Top 39 fastest VW cars in the world. Updated July 2021.

Top speed is, probably, the first performance metric that comes to mind when comparing fast cars.

Top speed depends on balance between engine power and aerodynamic drag - the more power and less drag, the higher the top speed.

High speed stability also matters, since too low downforce can lead to loss of control at speed.

In recent years high performance cars have been tailored for track performance, which, unavoidably, reduces top speed. Therefore the overall top speed is used less in supercar comparisons.

Despite this shift to increased downforce, modern supercars are faster than their predecessors - all thanks to dramatic increase in engine power over the past few decades.

# make & model Speed (mph)▼ Image
1. 2020 VW Golf R 172 Photo of 2020 VW Golf R
2. 2020 VW Arteon R 168 Photo of 2020 VW Arteon R
3. 2020 VW Arteon Shooting Brake R 168 Photo of 2020 VW Arteon Shooting Brake R
4. 2017 VW Golf R 166 Photo of 2017 VW Golf R
5. 2016 VW Golf GTI Clubsport S 165 Photo of 2016 VW Golf GTI Clubsport S
6. 2018 VW Golf R Variant 163 Photo of 2018 VW Golf R Variant
7. 2019 VW Golf GTI TCR 162 Photo of 2019 VW Golf GTI TCR
8. 2011 VW Golf GTI Edition 35 158 Photo of 2011 VW Golf GTI Edition 35
9. 2002 VW Golf R32 156 Photo of 2002 VW Golf R32
10. 2016 VW Golf GTI Clubsport 156 Photo of 2016 VW Golf GTI Clubsport
11. 2005 VW Golf R32 155 Photo of 2005 VW Golf R32
12. 2003 VW Phaeton V10 TDI 155 Photo of 2003 VW Phaeton V10 TDI
13. 2008 VW Passat CC V6 4motion 155 Photo of 2008 VW Passat CC V6 4motion
14. 2008 VW Passat R36 Variant 155 Photo of 2008 VW Passat R36 Variant
15. 2010 VW Touareg Hybrid 155 Photo of 2010 VW Touareg Hybrid
16. 2008 VW Passat R36 155 Photo of 2008 VW Passat R36
17. 2009 VW Scirocco R 155 Photo of 2009 VW Scirocco R
18. 2006 VW Phaeton W12 155 Photo of 2006 VW Phaeton W12
19. 2001 VW Passat W8 155 Photo of 2001 VW Passat W8
20. 2010 VW Golf R 155 Photo of 2010 VW Golf R
21. 2005 VW Touareg W12 155 Photo of 2005 VW Touareg W12
22. 2011 VW Passat B7 3.6 4motion 155 Photo of 2011 VW Passat B7 3.6 4motion
23. 2013 VW Golf R Cabriolet 155 Photo of 2013 VW Golf R Cabriolet
24. 2013 VW Golf GTI 155 Photo of 2013 VW Golf GTI
25. 2010 VW Phaeton V8 155 Photo of 2010 VW Phaeton V8
26. 2015 VW Golf R 155 Photo of 2015 VW Golf R
27. 2017 VW Golf GTI 155 Photo of 2017 VW Golf GTI
28. 2017 VW Golf GTI Performance 155 Photo of 2017 VW Golf GTI Performance
29. 2018 VW Arteon 2.0 TSI 4Motion 155 Photo of 2018 VW Arteon 2.0 TSI 4Motion
30. 2021 VW Touareg R 155 Photo of 2021 VW Touareg R
31. 2021 VW Golf GTI 155 Photo of 2021 VW Golf GTI
32. 2017 VW Golf R Variant 155 Photo of 2017 VW Golf R Variant
33. 2019 VW T-Roc R 155 Photo of 2019 VW T-Roc R
34. 2020 VW Arteon 155 Photo of 2020 VW Arteon
35. 2020 VW Tiguan R 155 Photo of 2020 VW Tiguan R
36. 2019 VW Touareg V8 TDI 155 Photo of 2019 VW Touareg V8 TDI
37. 2020 VW Golf GTI Clubsport 155 Photo of 2020 VW Golf GTI Clubsport
38. 2020 VW Touareg 3.0 V6 eHybrid 155 Photo of 2020 VW Touareg 3.0 V6 eHybrid
39. 2020 VW Arteon Shooting Brake 2.0 TSI 155 Photo of 2020 VW Arteon Shooting Brake 2.0 TSI

Sources

FastestLaps.com (1, 8, 9, 11-25), Auto Bild (2), Autozeitung (3, 4, 30, 33, 34, 36), EVO (5), Auto Bild Sportscars (6, 7, 28, 29, 31, 32, 35), Automobilismo (10), Sport Auto (26, 37), Auto Motor und Sport (27, 38), Automobil Revue (39)

List authored by Christian Zelcs. Last updated on 07/21/2021, last addition - VW Arteon Shooting Brake R.