I noticed a lot of people on here are saying the RS has more power and handling. But these are the numbers on paper. Not too long ago a new stock GTI was dynoed and put up number far more than that of what was on paper. I did not read it here, but found it on the Googles: Dyno run hints VW GTI power might be significantly underrated
If this is the case with the R, then its going to put down some serious power and perhaps more than the RS. According to the article, its putting down 20% more hp and 17% more tq. So if that were
to be the case with the R, then were looking at about 335hp and 325tq.
This is to be taken with a grain of salt. But I've had my eye on these two for a while and its going to come down to between these two when the time comes to buy which will be as soon as the come state side.