Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport Global Debut on June 1, to be the Most Powerful FWD Golf Ever

Along with three race-ready MK1 GTI classics, Volkswagen also unveiled the Golf GTI Clubsport 24h, which will compete at the Nurburgring using E20 fuel. 

By Reetika Bhatt | on May 25, 2024 Follow us on Autox Google News

On June 1st, at the 24 Hours of the Nürburgring, Volkswagen will unveil the redesigned Golf GTI Clubsport. As the flagship model of the freshly updated GTI range, the most potent FWD version of the Golf will receive various aesthetic and technological enhancements. Volkswagen has revealed that the new GTI Clubsport will have a “powerful drive and high-end sports suspension,” without going into technical details. In the previous model, which debuted in 2020, the turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine developed 292bhp and was coupled to a seven-speed dual-clutch automated gearbox and an eLSD. The facelift could offer a power boost, since the 2.0-litre TSI has proven its worth by producing up to 257bhp in the standard GTI. According to the firm, the GTI Clubsport will have a driving profile called "Special," tailored specifically for the Nurburgring. Along with the optional DCC adaptive chassis control, we also anticipate a revised chassis configuration.

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Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport: Design Cues

Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport Rear and Side View

A revised front end, an illuminated VW symbol, and new LED lighting units are some of the visual changes made to the Golf GTI Clubsport. It differs from the standard GTI with its more aggressive front bumper intake fins, wider rear roof spoiler, and beefier diffuser with dual Akrapovic exhaust pipes. Moreover, standard 19-inch Queenstown alloy wheels are available for the hot hatch, however, it can also be purchased with optional 19-inch Warmenau forged wheels, which weigh 8 kg each.

Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport: Interior

Highlighting the interior will be a larger touchscreen for the new infotainment system that includes Chat GPT integration. The GTI Clubsport will sport new physical buttons on the leather sports steering wheel, just like the rest of the redesigned Golf series. We can also see the heavily bolstered front seats with integrated headrests in the official images.

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Along with three race-ready MK1 GTI classics, Volkswagen also unveiled the Golf GTI Clubsport 24h, which will compete at the Nurburgring using E20 fuel. A large splitter, a widebody kit, and a rear wing similar to a race car are all part of the aero package of the unique VW Golf GTI Clubsport 24h. Its improved 2.0-litre TSI engine develops 338bhp and 450Nm, which is sent to the front wheels. The mill uses E20 bioethanol fuel, which is intended to reduce CO2 emissions. 

Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport Front and Side View

The Clubsport 24h can reach a top speed of 270km/h despite the aerodynamic downforce, while its maximum weight is 1,170 kg. The racecar will compete with the Max Kruse Racing team, wearing the number 50 in honour of the Golf's 50th birthday. The latter has a wide bodykit and gold-finished alloy wheels. All three MK1s will compete in the KWL Motorsport team's 24-hour race at the Green Hell.

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