To commemorate Golf GTI’s 40th birthday, Volkswagen has organized a meet with thousands of fans at the 35th GTI Meet at Lake Wörthersee. The main highlight of the festival will be the new Golf GTI Clubsport S that churns out 306bhp of power, making it most powerful GTI ever. The company will also showcase the GTI TCR, the new 325bhp race car for the TCR International Series.
Volkswagen fans will go through the journey of the 40-year history of the GTI by presenting all seven generations of the iconic model, starting from the very first Golf GTI to the new GTI and GTI Clubsport S. Only 400 units of the Golf GTI Clubsport S will be built by the company, where the new Golf GTI Clubspot S features an extensively modified chassis demonstrated, setting a new record for a front-wheel drive production car by completing a lap in 7:49.21.
Speaking of the design, the new design offers improvements in the air supply to the engine, aerodynamics and downforce at the front and at the rear side, the roof-edge spoiler has been aerodynamically perfected in the wind tunnel, which is significantly larger on the Clubsport versions than its counterpart on the Golf GTI and Golf GTI Performance, results in significantly optimised aerodynamics. You will find a narrow air gap between the roof area, that is completely black, and the winglike spoiler placed over it. While on the sides, the spoiler merges into the black flaps on the boot lid.
Under the hood, the engine of the front-wheel drive Golf GTI Clubsport S is technically based on the 2.0-litre TSI engine that also powers the other versions of the Golf GTI and the Golf R, which is capable to deliver 306bhp and 380Nm of torque, thanks to the revised mapping in the third generation EA888 engine and the new exhaust channeled to the turbocharger that is integrated in the cylinder head and variable valve timing with dual camshaft adjustment.