VW cars with highest top speed

Top 34 fastest VW cars in the world. Updated October 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 Golf GTI Clubsport 169 Photo of 2020 VW Golf GTI Clubsport
3. 2020 VW Arteon R 168 Photo of 2020 VW Arteon R
4. 2020 VW Arteon Shooting Brake R 168 Photo of 2020 VW Arteon Shooting Brake R
5. 2017 VW Golf R 166 Photo of 2017 VW Golf R
6. 2016 VW Golf GTI Clubsport S 165 Photo of 2016 VW Golf GTI Clubsport S
7. 2018 VW Golf R Variant 163 Photo of 2018 VW Golf R Variant
8. 2019 VW Golf GTI TCR 162 Photo of 2019 VW Golf GTI TCR
9. 2011 VW Golf GTI Edition 35 158 Photo of 2011 VW Golf GTI Edition 35
10. 2021 VW Golf GTI 157 Photo of 2021 VW Golf GTI
11. 2002 VW Golf R32 156 Photo of 2002 VW Golf R32
12. 2016 VW Golf GTI Clubsport 156 Photo of 2016 VW Golf GTI Clubsport
13. 2005 VW Golf R32 155 Photo of 2005 VW Golf R32
14. 2003 VW Phaeton V10 TDI 155 Photo of 2003 VW Phaeton V10 TDI
15. 2008 VW Passat CC V6 4motion 155 Photo of 2008 VW Passat CC V6 4motion
16. 2008 VW Passat R36 Variant 155 Photo of 2008 VW Passat R36 Variant
17. 2010 VW Touareg Hybrid 155 Photo of 2010 VW Touareg Hybrid
18. 2008 VW Passat R36 155 Photo of 2008 VW Passat R36
19. 2009 VW Scirocco R 155 Photo of 2009 VW Scirocco R
20. 2006 VW Phaeton W12 155 Photo of 2006 VW Phaeton W12
21. 2001 VW Passat W8 155 Photo of 2001 VW Passat W8
22. 2010 VW Golf R 155 Photo of 2010 VW Golf R
23. 2005 VW Touareg W12 155 Photo of 2005 VW Touareg W12
24. 2011 VW Passat B7 3.6 4motion 155 Photo of 2011 VW Passat B7 3.6 4motion
25. 2013 VW Golf R Cabriolet 155 Photo of 2013 VW Golf R Cabriolet
26. 2013 VW Golf GTI 155 Photo of 2013 VW Golf GTI
27. 2010 VW Phaeton V8 155 Photo of 2010 VW Phaeton V8
28. 2015 VW Golf R 155 Photo of 2015 VW Golf R
29. 2017 VW Golf GTI 155 Photo of 2017 VW Golf GTI
30. 2017 VW Golf GTI Performance 155 Photo of 2017 VW Golf GTI Performance
31. 2018 VW Arteon 2.0 TSI 4Motion 155 Photo of 2018 VW Arteon 2.0 TSI 4Motion
32. 2021 VW Touareg R 155 Photo of 2021 VW Touareg R
33. 2017 VW Golf R Variant 155 Photo of 2017 VW Golf R Variant
34. 2019 VW T-Roc R 155 Photo of 2019 VW T-Roc R

Sources

FastestLaps.com (1, 2, 9, 11, 13-27), Auto Bild (3), Autozeitung (4, 5, 32, 34), EVO (6), Auto Bild Sportscars (7, 8, 30, 31, 33), Quattroroute (10), Automobilismo (12), Sport Auto (28), Auto Motor und Sport (29)

List authored by Christian Zelcs. Last updated on 10/11/2021, last addition - VW Golf GTI Clubsport.