VW Celebrates 40 Years of Golf GTI with special Clubsport Edition

Remarkably, the Golf GTI celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. To mark the occasion for what is arguably the world’s best known hot hatch, VW have created something even more unique to drive power fiends crazy with desire – the limited Clubsport edition.

The Clubsport will appeal to those for whom there is never enough power. If you’re looking for bragging rights on the straight line power of your vehicle, the Clubsport delivers in spades. The turbocharged direct-injection engine develops a crazy 195kW – a full 26kW more than the currently most powerful Golf GTI Performance Pack. But wait, there’s more! For about 10 seconds, you can squeeze even more engine power out of this beast to a huge 213kW using a boost function. That should be plenty of time to leave your competition in the dust!

Volkswagen has not only made the turbocharged engine more powerful, it has also reconfigured its design, equipment and aerodynamics. The GTI Clubsport has an entirely new front bumper, new side sills, a rear diffuser that is also new, a multi-part roof spoiler and exclusive forged alloy wheels.

The goal was not to just visually customise the anniversary model, but rather to simultaneously improve the downforce figures to a new level and the car's dynamic handling as well.

On the inside there are further sporty touches which tell you this ain’t no regular GTI. You get the standard ergonomic Vienna leather sports seats, red decorative stitching and black headlining but these insignia have been customised and/or modified. A red line gives the seat belts a distinctive look. The high-class interior is further enhanced by accents in Checkered Black for dashboard on passenger’s side and door trim panels. The dashboard on driver’s side and centre console are fitted with elegant accents in Piano Black.

Sporty decorative features include Velour trim around the gear lever, new lenses for the gear shift knob, the extremely grippy Velour-trimmed sport steering wheel (with GTI emblem, red stitching and 12-o'clock mark) as well as customised floor mats with red piping. The Golf GTI Clubsport is also available with sport bucket seats as an option. It can also be ordered with 19-inch alloy wheels ("Brescia" type) and size 225/35 tyres as optional equipment.

The Clubsport edition is further distinguished by the following features:
•    Dual-branch exhaust tailpipes in new design
•    Bi-xenon headlights with cornering lights and LED daytime running lights
•    Roof edge spoiler in new design
•    LED rear lights, smoked
•    Belvedere 18-inch forged alloy wheels
•    Rear and rear-side windows tinted 65 per cent
•    "CLUBSPORT" lettering above the side sills
•    Mirror housings, gloss black
•    Bumper, front, in new design
•    Bumper, rear, with new diffuser

PRICES (VAT and emissions tax included)
2.0 TSI 162kW Manual                R465 500
2.0 TSI 162kW DSG                 R481 500
2.0 TSI 169kW Performance Pack DSG        R501 500
2.0 TSI 195kW Clubsport DSG             R540 200

The new Golf GTI Clubsport comes standard with a 5 year/90 000km Service Plan, 3 year/120 000km warranty and a 12 year anti-corrosion warranty. Service Interval is 15 000km.

The Golf GTI Clubsport is available now from Bidvest McCarthy VW dealerships! You can find the nearest dealership here


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