Volkswagen aloof redesigned its Golf GTI, with the latest bearing of the iconic hot bear due actuality in the additional bisected of 2021 as a 2022 model.
However, a added hardcore adaptation has already been announced. Unveiled on Tuesday, the new Golf GTI Clubsport ups the ability to Golf R levels and combines this with a few anatomy upgrades.
The aftermost GTI Clubsport wasn’t launched in the United States, and the aforementioned is accurate for the new generation, which goes on auction abroad aboriginal abutting year. Its bazaar accession will mark the 45th ceremony of the GTI nameplate’s barrage in 1976, aloof as the aftermost GTI Clubsport apparent the 40th ceremony of the nameplate bristles years ago.
What can approaching owners expect? Output from the car’s 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 has been dialed to 296 application and 295 pound-feet of torque, with the key advancement actuality a new turbocharger. The approved GTI is rated at 242 hp and 273 lb-ft.
Power is to the advanced auto only, via a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. Although a 6-speed chiral is offered in the approved GTI, it won’t be here. VW quoted a 0-62 mph time of six abnormal and a top acceleration capped at 155 mph.
2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport
The latest hot bear additionally comes with some anatomy mods to advice accomplish use of the added power. The account includes a automated cogwheel in abode of the brake-based arrangement of the approved GTI. The abeyance additionally sits 15 millimeter lower than in the approved GTI and can be upgraded with an accessible alive damping system. Other tweaks accommodate added absolute camber at the advanced arbor and added acknowledging council during cornering.
You’ll additionally apprehension the new advanced fascia with bigger openings and the fog lights removed. The car additionally sports a new advanced splitter, additional a set of ancillary skirts and a new rear diffuser. The bankrupt tips additionally arise hardly beyond than on the approved GTI.
The accepted auto admeasurement 18 inches beyond but there’s an accessible 19-inch advantage that can be adapted with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires. With this closing configuration, the GTI Clubsport will lap the Nürburgring in a time of 7:54. That’s fast, admitting not fast abundant to able the accepted almanac for front-wheel-drive cars of 7:49.21, set by the aftermost GTI Clubsport S archetypal in 2016.
Interestingly, the latest GTI Clubsport has a drive approach accurately developed for the Nürburgring. It dials best systems to the max but additionally softens up the abeyance to advice abate the auto from bouncing too abundant on the ‘Ring’s aflutter surface.
While the U.S. misses out on the GTI Clubsport, Golf admirers actuality can additionally attending advanced to a new Golf R accession alongside the approved GTI abutting year.