Radical Volkswagen Golf GTI concept revealed

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The GTi Clubsport has been created to celebrate the hot Golf’s 40th anniversary

Volkswagen to unveil 261bhp Golf GTI at the annual Wörthersee tuning festival in Austria, as well as This kind of’s coming to the UK

Volkswagen has provided an early preview of what is usually set to become its most powerful production Golf GTI yet with the unveiling of This kind of fresh three-door Clubsport concept at the annual Wörthesee fan meet in Austria.

Set to go on sale within the UK in 2016 at a cost of around £27,500, the celebratory Golf GTI has been created to mark the 40th anniversary of the introduction of Wolfburg’s iconic front-wheel-drive hot hatch, which hit showrooms back in 1976.

As with each of the previous four anniversary products produced by Volkswagen, the Clubsport  receives a more powerful engine than standard existing versions of the Golf GTI as well as retuned suspension, a series of external styling modifications as well as various Indoor upgrades. 

Differentiating the fresh Clubsport concept by existing versions of the Golf GTI is usually an aggressive fresh bodykit that will is usually described as being virtually identical to that will set to grace next year’s 40th anniversary style.

Included is usually a uniquely styled front bumper featuring a large central air duct which has a honeycomb insert, additional trapezoidal ducts used to cool the front brakes, prominent high gloss black blades low down on the outer edges as well as a subtle splitter.

These external upgrades are accompanied by high gloss black door mirror housings as well as a black graphic along the lower edge of the doors in homage to the look of the original Golf GTI. At the rear, Volkswagen’s design team has provided the fresh car which has a fresh spoiler mounted atop the tailgate together which has a heavily restyled bumper with an integrated diffuser as well as twin chromed tailpipes.

Also fresh are the Golf GTI Clubsport’s 19in wheels, although Volkswagen says they will be replaced by standard 18in rims on the production variation, while the style will make its debut in a two-tone paint scheme with Oryx White for the Centeng as well as black for the roof panel.   

The Golf GTI Clubsport is usually powered by variation of the Volkswagen Group’s turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder EA888 petrol engine, as used by existing versions of Wolfsburg’s iconic hot hatchback.

although while the standard Golf GTI comes with 217bhp as standard or 227bhp in combination with an optional performance package, the Clubsport will offer 261bhp, creating This kind of the most powerful production Golf GTI yet made. A function that will temporarily increases turbocharger boost pressure adds a further 10% to the overall output for short bursts of full-throttle action, raising overall reserves to 287bhp.

Volkswagen is usually yet to reveal a torque figure, although insiders at the company’s Braunschweig research as well as development centre in Germany suggest This kind of remains at the same level as that will of existing Golf GTIs, with 258lb ft developed across a band of revs between 1500 as well as 4400rpm.

Channelling drive to the front wheels is usually a six-speed dual-clutch automatic DSG gearbox as well as electronically controlled XDS differential. Volkswagen hints that will buyers will also be able to specify a traditional six-speed manual gearbox on the production variation due out next year.

No performance claims for the Golf GTI Clubsport have been announced, although Volkswagen hints that will the added 34bhp will see This kind of eclipse the 0-62mph time of 6.4sec established by the existing Golf GTI, as well as increasing top speed to a limited 155mph.

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