‘GTI’ represents much more than three simple letters: we are faced with forty years of tradition and history. The first Volkswagen Golf GTI was born in 1976, and generation after generation, it has become by own merits in one of the references when we talk about compact sports. In 2016 will be the 40th Anniversary of the model, and by way of celebration comes this Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport.
This special edition will be on sale during the next year, and carries the spirit GTI much more and beyond. Its engine develops 265 HP, although if you step on the throttle, and we ‘kickdown’ can reach up to 290 HP for ten seconds, thanks to a Boost function. And with the help of the automatic gearbox DSG dual-clutch and its “Launch Control”, speeds from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.9 seconds.
In the design of the exterior and interior of the Golf GTI Clubsport also denotes your character more athletic, coming on the heels of the Volkswagen Golf R (although here with front-wheel drive). This version of ‘Clubsport’ adopts bumpers and specific logos, new alloy wheels of 18 or 19 inches and front seats bucket more immersive, among other details.
There are notable differences, therefore, with regard to the Volkswagen Golf GTI Performance standard, which justify this greater exclusivity and sportiness. If you were wondering how to sound their engine and exhaust, here’s the answer: in this video, recorded in Autódromo Internacional do Algarve (Portugal), you’ll be able to see it-and hear it-, running at the limit. Turn up the volume!