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Published on May 5th, 2016 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez

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Golf GTI Clubsport S Now the Fastest Front-Wheel Drive Car on the Nordschleife

The Golf GTI Clubsport S breaks the lap record for front-wheel-drive cars on the Nürburgring Nordschleife, with a time of 07:49:21. It was driven by Benjamin Leuchter who is a race car driver and Volkswagen Driving Experience instructor.

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This exclusive GTI is a two-seater with a 310 PS engine and newly configured chassis.

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Ten key facts – the Golf GTI Clubsport S in keywords

  • The most powerful Golf GTI ever breaks the lap record for front-wheel-drive production cars on the Nürburgring Nordschleife, with a time of 07:49:21.
  • Only 400 of the limited edition Golf GTI Clubsport S, which delivers 310 PS and can go from 0-100 km/h in just 5.8 seconds, will be made.
  • Uniquely, the Golf GTI Clubsport S has a Nürburgring setting, which can be accessed using the driving profile selector.

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  • The Nürburgring setting finetunes the adaptive chassis control DCC, engine, steering and sound to suit the Nordschleife.
  • The chassis of the Golf GTI Clubsport S was fine-tuned in extensive racetrack tests and completely reconfigured.
  • With the EU unladen weight reduced to 1,285 kg, the 310 PS results in a sports car power-to-weight ratio of 4.15 kg/PS. (EU unladen weight incl. driver and luggage: 1,360 kg).
  • New exhaust system sees tail pipes with an enlarged cross-section produce strong backfire when braking.

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  • The Golf GTI Clubsport S is a two-door, two-seat car, with the rear seats removed to save weight.
  • The Golf GTI Clubsport S comes with 19-inch alloy wheels (“Pretoria”) and semi-slicks.
  • The production number 001/400 to 400/400 in the interior reveals that the car is an exclusive special edition.

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