The 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport is making its world debut. It is the new flagship model of the eighth-generation Golf GTI.
The car is the most powerful VW Golf GTI model for now on, a successor of the first Golf GTI Clubsport launched in 2016.
That car delivered up to 213 kW (290 hp) with a boost function. On the Golf GTI Clubsport S, a pro race driver Benjamin Leuchter set a lap record at Nürburgring (Nordschleife track) in May 2016. The time was 07:49:21 min.
For the 2021 model year, Volkswagen newly programed a Nürburgring profile of the front-wheel-drive sport car. The next Golf GTI Clubsport specifically adapts the running gear components, provides an outstanding drive performance thanks to the innovative Vehicle Dynamics Manager.
The car’s turbocharged EA888 evo4 engine now delivers 221 kW (300 hp) and 400 Nm of torque. VW lowered the car’s body by 10 mm, and widened side sills to enhance sportiness.
The model has many GTI-specific features: a bumper looking almost open at the bottom, a honeycomb grille, larger aerodynamic wings; an exclusive two-part roof spoiler at the rear; standard 18-inch alloy wheels, a special diffuser, new oval exhaust tailpipes.
The interior highlights include supportive premium sport seats in ArtVelours, aluminium-look pedals, a sports steering wheel with perforated leather grip zones and paddles for the standard 7-speed DSG.