Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport special edition is based on the concept revealed this year. The production version of the car comes to celebrate Golf GTI's 40th birthday, and the best news is that we don't have to wait much longer than one week to see it, since it is going to be revealed at the Frankfurt International Motor Show.
By the way, this is the most powerful production GTI that Volkswagen has ever created. And there is a very special and unexpected thing about the horsepower of the anniversary model which I will discus in a second.
Ways of Achieving Extra Horsepower
Under the hood of this VW is an engine which produces 265 PS (195 kW), which is exactly 35 PS more in comparison to the previous edition. But wait, there is more. If you can wait 10 seconds more as a driver of this Golf GTI, then you can increase engine's power by 10 per cent with the help of overboost function. This means that you'll have more than 290 PS just by pressing the throttle fully.
Wondering about the acceleration time? Golf GTI Clubsport sprints from 0 to 62 mph in 6.0 seconds with a 6-speed manual gearbox. If the car is equipped with the available 6-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission (DSG), the time is reduced to 5.9 seconds. The top speed in both cases is 155 mph.
2016 Golf GTI Clubsport Anniversary Edition is painted in "Oryx White". Nevertheless, there are other colors available if you are not keen in this specific shade. The Oryx White is contrasted with the black roof and black door mirror caps.
Furthermore, there are new elements for the exterior design of the car. Such are the front bumper, side sills, rear diffuser and multi-part roof spoiler. Even the alloys have new design!
Moreover, the sides of the car feature the emblematic for the GTI stripe that is enhanced with "Clubsport" lettering. The black trim stripe is continued at the front around the air scoop in the front bumper. "Brescia" 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels have been specially designed for the new Golf GTI Clubsport. But if you opt for the standard wheels, then you'll get18-inch ones.
Exclusivity for the Interior
The cabin is wrapped in high-quality materials and includes a lot of iconic for the model's ancestors features... however, they have been a little bit modified. These include: the folding racing buckets instead of sport seats, which by the way are covered with Alcantara and feature a honeycomb pattern on the backrests and seat cushions; A red line for the seat belts; trim strips in "Honeycomb 40" design on the instrument panel, center console and doors an other sporty decorative features.
Well, it takes less than seven days to see this beautiful anniversary edition take over the stages in Frankfurt. I'm sure, we'd all be startled!