Now I’ve got a couple actual examples of how fast my Alltrack with a JB4 is: a little faster than a GTI.
Today marked the second stoplight duel between a Mk 7 GTI vs. me in my 2017 Alltrack with a JB4 set to max boost.
The GTI was at my back bumper halfway through 3rd gear. I didn’t gap him, but the victory was clear. His front bumper was at my back bumper. I wanted to chat at the next light and rolled down my window but he wasn’t interested :'(
If the GTI does 0-60 mph in 6.0 sec, then my Alltrack does 0-60 mph in 5.9.
Keep in mind Car & Driver test results are generally impossible to recreate in the real world. So take my 5.9 seconds with a grain of salt.
This marks the second time in recent weeks I’ve pulled against a late model VW GTI, and both have been in my favor.