Volkswagen is excellent at coming up with loopy, memorable commercials, especially the kind that are best described with the phrase, "You'll just have to see it." Looking in that direction is a set of four ads called Fast vs. Fast, in which the some of the family wares need to prove their speed by lapping a track faster than some unconventional competition.

What's that mean? It means the Golf R needs to beat the one-handed Rubik's cube solver, the GTI needs to outrun a speed beat-boxer doing his song, "Lickety Split," and the 200-horsepower Jetta GLI needs to distance a speed guitarist doing Flight of the Bumblebee and a speed reader reciting the Gettysburg Address.

Does that make sense when you read it? Of course not. So you'll just have to see it, in the videos below.












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      ZPrime
      • 3 Years Ago
      Would've been faster if the driver hadn't been yanking the handbrake all the time...
        ToyotaSupraMan
        • 3 Years Ago
        @ZPrime
        What was the point? "Oh look how fast this is, if you use the handbrake you can make sweet drifts!"
      Gorgenapper
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hey I know, let's see which is faster, the Golf R or an arrow shot by the world's fastest one-handed Rubik's cube solver while he's riding on a *cheetah's back. * no cheetahs were harmed in this fictitious and utterly irrelevant comparison.
      Agilis
      • 3 Years Ago
      Ridiculous. Every single commercial ended with every single passenger ending their talent within the same time the car crossed the finish line. Also, how about the passenger stays on solid ground, while the car does it's lap, then see who wins. Because after all, we are to believe a speed guitarist is as fast at playing while being thrown around in a seat than if they played standing still.
      Xedicon
      • 3 Years Ago
      Yeah... 200hp out of a 2.0 with a turbo is really sad these days. Is VW EVER going to update that engine? How long has it been?
        Andrew Ramos
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Xedicon
        It is an updated engine. It just uses a smaller Turbo than the hot hatches you're thinking about for comparison. It also has considerable less turbo lag.
      Alex
      • 3 Years Ago
      But is it quicker than an SR71 in a 0-15mph race?
      • 3 Years Ago
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      A P
      • 3 Years Ago
      Notice how VW has made sure that nobody ever tests the base POS 4cyl in the Jetta? The 4 is a decade behind in MPG and power.....the 5 has never been a good engine (loud, rough, gutless and a gas guzzler)...pathetic.
      Buckus Comments
      • 3 Years Ago
      I watched them with the sound off and they're still good.
      mr.vw
      • 3 Years Ago
      This all part of the vw's mass marketing machine. VW wants to market to a new broader market with a watered down quasi german product in comparison to the european product offering. This new market is aimed at the people that bought camry, corrolla, civic - essetentially the tupperware cars.
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