To compete in the hot-hatch segment that becomes more and more “hot”, Volkswagen has recently launched a high-performance version of the Golf’s eighth generation GTI Clubsport.
The Clubsport version of the Volkswagen Golf GTI is considered a more advanced version of this hot-hatch in order to help the company compete more “drastically” with competitors in the segment. Like the Golf GTI, this version will still use the turbocharged 2.0-liter I4 engine block. However, a number of engine details like a larger radiator, a tweaked ECU as well as the all-new Continental turbocharger have made it even more powerful.
Specifically, the Golf GTI Clubsport engine will give this hot-hatch a maximum power of 296 hp, 54 hp higher than usual and 400 Nm of torque, 30 Nm higher. With this new power, the Golf will have the ability to accelerate to 100 km / h in less than 6 seconds, the maximum speed of the car is limited to 250 km / h. This model will be equipped with a specially tuned 7-speed dual-clutch transmission with a lower gear ratio compared to the gearbox of other 8th generation Golf.
In addition to the engine and gearbox upgrades, Volkswagen also offers this version an electromechanical anti-slip differential that replaces the XDS differential and can be adjusted through the choice of the drive mode. On the front wheel axle, the new camber angle will be set, while the rear wheel, the control lever, the shaft mount, the shock absorber bearings and the spring are all redesigned.
More specifically, the DCC (Dynamic Chassis Control) chassis control system has been upgraded with 15 different modes, including a dedicated Nurburgring mode. The brake system of the car will be equipped with two-piston brake calipers, an improved anti-lock braking system and electronic balance to help the car be more stable and brake better.
Above are the changes made to improve vehicle performance. On the outside, the Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport owns a 19-inch wheel set with an eye-catching five-spoke design and a front bumper with a special wind cavity design. A little sporty Volkswagen is shown on this version with some black graphic accents on the side and red accents. The internal cockpit with the difference is only red detailing rims as well as the appearance of new leather and upholstery.
The selling price and selling time of the Golf GTI Clubsport have not been announced by Volkswagen yet.
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