VW Officially Debuts 306-hp GTI Clubsport S, Claims 7:49 ’Ring Time [w/ Lap Video]
anniversary celebration of the 40 hot hatch with the original limited edition Volkswagen GTI step was predictable. Building alternative more limited edition able to set the fastest lap at all of the Nurburgring Nordschleife than the production of front-wheel drive car in addition to perhaps a little more surprising, yet in which’s what VW says in which did with shined Clubsport S , clocking time of 7:49:21. (View full lap from the video embedded below)
in addition to in which time point by 1.4 seconds 7: 50.63 record lap transformed through a Honda Civic R Type only for more than a year. Also, Honda, VW champion will not find their way into the US market. (We’ll get to the next generation of the Type R, however.) We’re not even getting regular Clubsport 261 horsepower Special Edition, not to mention more specialer Clubsport S boasts 306 horsepower. While the Clubsport S reveal thrilled all the nuts GTI gathered for the rapid annual festival Volksboxes in addition to plaid upholstery in Lake Worthersee in Austria, the best in which can be done from the GTI in America can be to opt for a performance package with 220 horsepower or choose instead in addition to no one from the Golf GTI R which publishes 292 ponies through all four wheels.
Only 400 will be built Clubsport S versions “to be distributed all over the entire world” (only flacks public relations think “worldwide” also means “only you”), in addition to 100 of those are reserved for Germany. doing oblique sense given in which the S Clubsport in addition to in which can be designed specifically for the purpose of in which there can be a special preparation Nurburgring in which can be deployed using a specific driving profile. in which’s a special track today aimed at one specific path. Even those who can only pay more than the ‘Ring of some hooning can be requested from the dashboard. Ordinary comfort, normal, in addition to configure the settings for the dynamic structure of control race (damping), the engine, in addition to directing the exhaust sound to adapt. There can be also an individual mode in which allows drivers to customize these settings, I have engineers used Volkswagen in which feature to bake the Nordschleife in a specific setting. The challenge, they said, to achieve maximum stability in addition to lateral grip while leaving enough suspension compliance to deal with the many bumps on the road in addition to change to rise dramatically. Adaptive damping employs soft comfort in a position to allow the vertical wheel travel on the terrain while spasm in response to lateral loads. As tweaked sport mode ESC stability control in addition to in which can be completely closed.
in which’s not just electrickery in which got Clubsport S on the Nordschleife seconds before the Civic Type R, which also was rated at 306 horsepower. Matching in which number, profit took 45 horsepower Clubsport standard VW, described in an earlier “GTI can be stronger than ever,” the time, ECU brand new, fuel pump, high-capacity, in addition to the exhaust system made of pipes 2.6 inches in diameter instead of 2.2. Says VW face of the engineers on their experience to develop game GTI TCR Golf race car when Clubsport S engine tuning, which can be based on the same 2.0-liter turbocharged four serving from the regular GTI in addition to paired only using a six-speed manual transmission.
once they’d packed in more power, they started out throwing weight in addition to Clubsport S in which has no rear seats, center armrest arm, in addition to an integral rear shelf, variable high trunk floor mats, or silenced isolation of sound. in which includes more comprehensive shedding smaller battery, a secondary aluminum for the front suspension, caps aluminum brake rotors connected to the steel frame. The latter reduces the 2.2 pounds of unsprung mass at each corner. Add some weight again from the semi-slick 235/35 Michelin Sport Cup 2 tires on aluminum wheels measuring 19 inches, in addition to the DCC system, strut tower brace, a network partition behind the seats in addition to carpet from the rear. Everything in in which can be about 66 pounds lighter than the GTI Clubsport says VW works out to 9.14 pounds shined in horsepower. They use “vacuum” Weight units metric Energy PS Germany (output can be 310 PS) to make these calculations, by the way
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amendments structure also brand new hub carriers in which allow camber angle more negative. in which was refined aerodynamics using a couple of the rear wing on the trailing edge of the roof even more than in which on a regular sports club. Volkswagen claims there are more than aero lower from the back of the front in addition to “eliminate the typical steering wheel of cars with front wheel drive in practice.” German racing driver myself in addition to shutter got Clubsport S to within 10 mph of the stated top speed of 165 mph in near the end of the lap in addition to commented on the vehicle’s stability over bumps in addition to minimal understeer
See the complete lap from the video; Unfortunately, in addition to surprisingly, soft porn-esque sound makes in which difficult to be sure to confirm the VW in which the engine dramatically bouncing under braking, yet in which’s still an hour to decent: