Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport S Shatters Own Record

Volkswagen Golf Gti Clubsport S

The potent Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport S has returned to the famous ‘Green Hell’ to shatter its own record, and it succeeded…

In April this year, the rather rapid Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport S set the record for the fastest lap in a production front-wheel drive car around the famous Nürburgring in Germany with a time of 7:49.21. The Clubsport S effectively sent the previous record holder, the Honda Civic Type R, home with its rear spoiler between its wheels.  

Now, a video has emerged of the Clubsport S returning to the ‘Green Hell’ in October 2016 to attempt yet another run to beat its own record. The run took place under ideal conditions according to Volkswagen, with an outside temperature of 8°C, perfect conditions for optimum engine performance and maximum grip. The Clubsport S managed to better its previous record, lapping the ‘Green Hell’ in 7:47.19. Watch the GTI Clubsport S dominate the Nürburgring once again in the video below!

To refresh your memory, the Golf GTI Clubsport S is a hardcore version of its already impressive Clubsport sibling, which is a finalist in the Fun Car Category of the Consumer Awards – powered by Wesbank.

The Clubsport S is powered by an uprated 2.0-litre turbocharged engine that develops 228 kW and 380 Nm of torque. Power is sent to the front wheels using a 6-speed manual transmission. A number of weight saving measures have been employed to lighten the vehicle and you will notice that the Clubsport S has no rear seats, it’s a 3-door, with a strut brace in its place to improve structural rigidity. The Clubsport S rides on 19-inch alloy wheels.

Volkswagen will only produce 400 units of the Golf GTI Clubsport S and only 47 are destined for the South African market. The local arrival of the Golf GTI Clubsport S was expected in October 2016 but a local VWSA representative has informed us that the Clubsport S will be introduced in January 2017. We will keep you updated as soon as pricing details become available. Due to limited availability and huge demand, the Clubsport S should sell out fast, so if you are a keen buyer, you better pop into your local Volkswagen dealer soon for a serious chat.

For more information on the Clubsport S, check out the links below!

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