Old Versus New - Bolt Versus GTI

Old Versus New - Bolt Versus GTI

The world's original hot hatch has fallen victim to the Chevrolet Bolt.

We've seen hundreds of videos now of various Tesla smoking gas competitors, but are there other electric cars that can put a beat down on gas vehicles of a similar size?

Seen here is a Volkswagen Golf GTI equipped with a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. It's a 6-second, 0 to 60 MPH car, or thereabouts.

Meanwhile, the Bolt can reportedly (according to Motor Trend) do the 0 to 60 MPH dash in 6.3 seconds and rip through the quarter-mile in 14.9 seconds at 93.1 mph

The video shows three separate races, with the Chevy Bolt winning two of three. But when the starts off the line are relatively even, the Bolt blows the GTI away.

Just like in all the Model S races we've seen, the EV gets repeatable, consistent results, whereas the gas car struggles to return consistent times.

Video description via The Fast Lane Car:

"What's faster in a straight line. Is it the original hot hatch or the new all electric Chevy Bolt. In this Past vs Future drag race we find out."