Fastest Golf GTI Clubsport S outdid itself and sets a new record at the Nürburgring.
The GTI Clubsport S managed to get around the legendary track in 7:47.19, which is about 2 seconds faster than its previous time. While the previous record (7:49.29) was set in April, this record attempt took place on October 26 in 8°C (46°F) conditions, which according to the company were perfect for keeping the car’s engine and tires working at their best. With this new record the VW Golf GTI Clubsport S has now even more widened the gap between him and the its fierce rival Honda Civic Type R (7.50.63).
The heart and soul of the most track focused Golf in the history of the company is the 2.0-liter engine that delivers 310 hp/228 kW and 380Nm (280lb ft) between 1,700 and 5.300 rpm. That has been achieved thanks to the a new fuel pump, an optimized ECU and the aforementioned exhaust system. The car accelerates from standstill to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.8 seconds, while the top speed is limited to 260km/h (162 mph). Stopping comes from modified 17-inch brake system.
Edited by VR6Pete