2016 Volkswagen Golf GTi Clubsport review
Source : 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTi Clubsport review
More powerful Clubsport type of Volkswagen’s iconic hot hatch proves thoroughly entertaining on our track-only first drive in Portugal This particular is usually the most powerful Volkswagen Golf GTi yet: the completely new Golf GTi Clubsport.First revealed in production guise at the Frankfurt motor show in September, the latest in a long line of celebratory Golf GTI designs has been created to mark the 40th anniversary of the introduction of Wolfburg’s iconic front-wheel-drive hot hatch, which originally hit showrooms back in 1976.the idea is usually planned to reach the UK in limited numbers in early 2016, in addition to having a starting cost of around £29,000 the idea is usually not only holds the distinction of being the most powerful production-based Golf GTi, although is usually also the most expensive to date.The Clubsport is usually differentiated by existing seventh-generation Golf GTi designs through a series of styling upgrades which are claimed to provide the idea with true downforce, both on the front in addition to rear axle, at speeds above 75mph for once.Included is usually a unique front bumper featuring a large central air duct having a honeycomb insert, additional trapezoidal ducts used to cool the front brakes, high-gloss black blades low down on the outer edges for added downforce, so-called air curtains to smooth airflow around the edges in addition to a splitter element down low.The upgrades up front are accompanied by high-gloss black door mirror housings in addition to a black graphic along the lower edge of the doors in homage to the look of the original 1976 Golf GTi.At the rear, Volkswagen’s design team has provided the completely new car having a completely new twin-vane spoiler mounted atop the tailgate, together with vertical vanes along the outer edges of the rear window, a heavily restyled bumper with an integrated diffuser in addition to larger-diameter chromed tailpipes.The Golf GTI Clubsport is usually powered by a reworked type of the Volkswagen Group’s turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder EA888 petrol engine, as used by existing versions of the Golf GTi. although while the standard Golf GTi gets 217bhp, or 227bhp in Performance guise, the Clubsport offers up 261bhp between 5350 in addition to 6600rpm.that will’s not the end of the story, though. An overboost function temporarily raises turbocharger boost pressure by 10% for short bursts on kickdown, increasing overall power output to 287bhp – albeit only for a maximum 10 seconds. that will’s just 8bhp less than the Golf R.
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