The exclusive Golf GTI Clubsport S has arrived in South Africa. The limited edition Golf GTI Clubsport S with 228kW of power is only available as a two-door body variant and with two-seats.
The most powerful Golf GTI ever holds the lap record for a front wheel drive production cars on the Nürburgring Nordschleife race track with the time of 07:49:21.
Only 400 units have been built and 47 of them were allocated to South Africa. South Africa is one of the biggest markets of the Golf GTI in the world. All of the 47 units were pre sold by the Volkswagen dealer organisation turning the Golf GTI Clubsport S into an instant icon and collectors’ item.
The South African units are only offered in Pure White with the roof painted in black.
Nürburgring setting. The Golf GTI Clubsport S comes with a setting for the Nürburgring Nordschleife race track which can be set using the standard Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC) driving profile selector.
To keep the weight down, the Golf GTI Clubsport S is only available in a manual transmission. Additional components that were removed to reduce weight include rear seats, insulating material, the variable luggage compartment floor, the rear parcel shelf and bonnet damping. A smaller battery is fitted to reduce the weight further down. An aluminium subframe on the front axle and aluminium brake covers resulted in further weight savings.
Each of the 400 Golf GTI Clubsport S units have its production number (001/400 to 400/400) on the ashtray cover beneath the front centre console. The driver and the front seat passenger sit in racing bucket seats that provide the necessary lateral support. Also on board are the GTI insignia featured in the standard Golf GTI Clubsport, including the iconic golf ball gear knob with Velour trim, a red line in the safety belts, “Honeycomb 40” decorative inserts for the dashboard (passenger side) and door trim panels as well as elegant inserts in “Piano Black” for the dashboard (driver side) and centre console. The grippy Velour-trimmed sport steering wheel with a chrome GTI emblem, red stitching and 12-o’clock mark has been ergonomically designed for optimal performance on the racetrack.
Those who pre-ordered will be coughing up R742 000 for their new pride and joy – the 2.0 TSI 228kW Golf GTI Clubsport S Manual.
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