Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport, 300 HP for the most powerful in history

In the history of the Volkswagen Golf there is a version that vibrates with its own light, the GTI. It has always been the great benchmark among compact sports cars without radicalism and has sold millions of units. I even owned one (third generation) that I still remember fondly. With the arrival of the Golf 2024 comes the Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport, the most powerful Golf GTI in history (for the moment), with a 300 HP (221 kW) engine.

Presented to coincide with the Nürburgring 24 Hours, it is separated from the 2024 Golf GTI in its front, with LED Plus headlights as standard and the illuminated VW logo, something unprecedented to date. At the front we find a skirt under the bumper and larger fins of the air intakes on the sides in the shape of an arrow pointing inward and finished in glossy black.

On the side it boasts 19-inch Queenstown alloy wheels with five oval semicircles, which are undoubtedly reminiscent of those mounted on the fifth generation of the car. It is possible to mount others, of the same size, forged with a design Warmenau. At the rear, it boasts a large spoiler that provides aerodynamic load and rear lights with LED technology with revised shapes.

Inside, the Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport offers the instrumentation Digital Cockpit Pro 10.2-inch and a 12.9-inch touchscreen on the center console that features the ChatGPT voice assistant. The leather-covered multifunction sports steering wheel is new and the grip areas have been marked on it. It integrates aluminum shift paddles (that material is also used in the pedals) and the heated and ventilated sports seats have integrated headrests with carbon decorative details.

And the best thing about this very special compact, the 2.0 liter TSI engine with 300 HP of power and 400 Nm of torque which makes you wonder where the future Golf R is going to be. It is associated with the seven-speed DSG automatic transmission. With it you can reach 250 km/h (a limit that you exceed with the race packagewhich increases to 267 km/h maximum speed) and complete the 0 to 100 km/h in 5.6 seconds. And all this with a consumption of just 7.3 l/100 km.

It is a front-wheel drive car and has an electronically controlled front differential. The DCC adaptive chassis control analyzes interventions in the steering, brakes and acceleration, reacting to the changes of each wheel and adjusting the hardness of the shock absorbers. The progressive steering is equipped with an electric motor, inherited from the Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport.

In addition to the three usual driving modes (Eco, Comfort and Sport) and an Individual one that allows you to choose the development of the parameters one by one, there is the Special, with a setting brought directly from the competition, adapted to the demanding specifications of the circuit. of the Nurburgring.

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