The Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport has been officially unveiled and it will be making its public debut, in production guise, during the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show.
Volkswagen has taken the automotive media by surprise as it has just unveiled the production version of the Golf GTI Clubsport. The model in question has been designed to celebrate the Golf GTI’s 40th anniversary and it is looking exactly the same as the concept version. The version unveiled has the Onyx White paint covering its body, a contrasting black roof, sportier front and rear bumpers, a multi-part rear spoiler, new side sills and 18-inch alloy wheels, with optional 19-inch rims available as well.
The newest Golf model is also getting the black trim stripe on the sides as a throwback to the Golf GTI Mk1 with the Clubsport lettering in this case, along with the chrome-plated exhaust tipis, the glossy black look for the rear diffuser, dark red LED taillights and others. Inside it we can find the racing bucket seats partially covered in Alcantara, new trim strips on the doors, center console and instrument panel Alcantara wrapped sport steering wheel with the GTI emblem, new floor mats, stainless steel door sill plates with the red GTI lettering and others.
Under the hood, the new Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport has a 2.0 liter turbocharged gasoline burner, packing an extra 35 HP (26 kW) compared to the regular Golf GTI Performance, to a total of 265 HP (195 kW). The overboost function is available for 10 seconds and it is bringing the total output to 290 HP (213 kW). Power is being sent to the wheels through a 6-speed manual transmission, in standard, or to an optional DSG. The 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) sprint takes 6 seconds with the manual and 5.9 seconds with the automatic. Top speed has been electronically limited to 250 km/h (155 mph). The average fuel consumption is 6.9 L / 100 km.