Volkswagen at Frankfurt Auto Show has unveiled the Golf GTI Clubsport, a special edition built to celebrate the Golf GTI's 40th anniversary.
The turbocharged direct-injection engine in the anniversary model makes 195kW, some 33kW more than on current Golf GTI.
In addition, for a stretch of around 10 seconds, the driver can increase engine power by an additional 10 percent using a boost function. This added power is activated simply by kicking down the accelerator.
The Golf GTI Clubsport sprints to 100km/h in 6.0 seconds with a six-speed manual gearbox, while the optional six-speed dual-clutch gearbox is even faster at 5.9 seconds.
The front-wheel drive Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport has a top speed of 250km/h. In manual guise, it sips at a claimed 6.9 litres per 100km, while the DSG model is even more frugal at a claimed 6.7 litres per 100km.
In terms of styling, the Golf GTI Clubsport gains a new front bumper, new side sills, a new rear diffuser, a new multi-part roof spoiler, and exclusive forged alloy wheels.
The anniversary model also sports a stripe down each side (with "Clubsport" lettering), paying homage to the 1976 Golf GTI, as well as high-gloss black side-mirror caps.
The redesigned roof spoiler is much larger than its counterpart on the current GTI, and is complemented by the gloss black rear diffuser. The chrome-plated tailpipes, meanwhile, have also been redesigned, featuring a larger diameter.
The anniversary model features folding racing bucket seats instead of sport seats. The seats are partially covered with Alcantara and feature a honeycomb pattern in the area of the back rests and seat cushions. The backrest also incorporates "GTI" lettering.
Decorative features include Alcantara trim on the gear-lever and steering wheel, as well as customised floor mats with red edging.
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