Volkswagen is presenting a new era of speed to the world with its new flagship model Golf Mk8. After GTI 2, GTE 3 and GTD 4, Volkswagen is picking up even more speed from its sports family of Golf Models: the new Golf GTI Clubsport. This vehicle marks a new beginning for the manufacturer with a tradition of high performance GTIs. The first Golf GTI Clubsport was launched in 2016 on the 40th anniversary of the iconic sports car; and now it is going to follow the tradition with a new motion and technology. A new compact and modern sports car is coming around the world which will not only impress through its engine but also through its dynamic nature.
The Clubsport, Volkswagen has a power output of 221kW (300 PS) and a new highlighter of the eighth Golf GTI generation. Its enhanced engine, fully connected running gear and the brand new Nürburgring driving profile designed for the legendary Nordschleife track in Germany and they have created a new milestone for dynamic driving among front-wheel-drive-sports cars.
The Golf GTI Clubsports and its technology: –
The new Golf GTI Clubsports has been improved throughout its technologies. Even its agile turbocharged engine (EA888 evo4), now delivers 221kW (300 PS) and 400Nm torque, and the new sports running gear equipped with a new vehicle Dynamics Manager. In the new Golf GTI Clubsports has an integral control over its electronic differential locks (XDS) and the lateral dynamics components of the optional adaptive chassis control DCC. In fact, for the first time the standard electromechanical front-axle locking is included in a car of Golf family. And because of all these features offer an incredible performance benefits to the consumers.
Karsten Schebsdat, Head of Driving Dynamics, Steering and Control Systems at Volkswagen: “Networking all driving dynamics systems means that the new Golf GTI Clubsport handles even more neutrally and precisely than the classic Golf GTI. For the legendary Nordschleife track, we have also programmed a new Nürburgring profile, which specifically adapts the running gear components in the new Golf GTI Clubsport to this race track.”
A genuine Clubsports: –
The customised front end of the new Golf GTI is so striking that it is very obvious to fit on a race track perfectly. The bumper looks almost open at the bottom – only the radiator grille trim with the honeycomb design typical for GTI models and the larger aerodynamic wings offer resistance to the head wind. On the other hand, at the rear, the two-part roof spoiler catches the eye, which is exclusively reserved for the Golf GTI Clubsport. The front spoiler and rear wing undoubtedly increase the downforce on the sports car as well as a special diffuser, a body lowered by 10 millimetres and a wide side sill enhance the overall impression as well. On top of that oval tailpipes replace the round version in the sports exhaust system, with one tailpipe positioned on the left and right of the body.
Along with all of these the elite sport seats in ArtVelours, which provides support when cornering at high speed, plus a sports steering wheel with perforated leather grip zones and paddles for the standard 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox (DSG) give the consumer a luxurious comfort. Aluminium-look pedals and other superior details complete the interior with an exclusiveness as well.
Volkswagen is a hub of sports car and it keen on maintaining the tradition of high performance of GTI models with the new Golf GTI Clubssports. The first Golf GTI Clubsports was launched in 2016 on its 40th anniversary and the original member of this series developed 195 kW (265 PS) and temporarily delivered 213 kW (290 PS) using a boost function. This iconic car was from the series was followed in the same year by the Golf GTI Clubsport S 5 in a limited edition of 400units with a continuously available output of 228 kW (310 PS). Benjamin Leuchter, former pro race driver of the Golf GTI Clubsport S, set a new lap record for front wheel drive vehicles on the Nordschleife at Nürburgring in May 2016 with the time of 07:49:21 minutes.
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