The limited-run Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport S is almost here, with the record-breaking hot hatch releasing across the UK in October.
Here’s a look at why you should be excited:
Impressive numbers behind the Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport S
The stats associated with the Golf GTI Clubsport S clearly indicate that we are talking about a phenomenally powerful vehicle.
Take for example the fact that the hot hatch is capable of producing up to 306bhp at 5,350-6,600rpm, as well as deliver torque at 380Nm at 1,700-5,300rpm, which translates to a vehicle that goes from 0-62mph in just 5.8 seconds and then continues to hit a top speed of 165mph.
Balancing out these feats of speed is how the hot hatch can deliver an average of 38.1mpg and also limits its CO2 emissions to 172g/km.
The Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport S at the Nürburgring
When all of the aforementioned figures come together on a race track, the result is the VW Golf GTI Clubsport S being launched into the history books.
The hot hatch managed to set a time of 7 minutes and 49.21 seconds on the iconic German race course, the Nürburgring. Such a lap is 1.4 seconds faster than that recorded by the Honda Civic Type R, meaning that it is now the fastest front-wheel-drive car to have raced around the famous track.
We shouldn’t forget to also mention that the time set by the Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport S means that it is less than 25 seconds away from being in the top 20 quickest cars in terms of recorded lap times around the Nürburgring. The following table features the entire top 20 times and showcases just how close the hot hatch is away from joining a list of famous supercars:
Getting your hands on a sporty Volkswagen
Looking for a sporty Volkswagen? While the initial UK batch of the Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport S has already sold out, Inchcape Volkswagen has a collection of equally powerful cars available in its range of VW Golf cars. This includes the Golf GTI and Golf Clubsport.