2016 VW Golf GTI Clubsport: Hot Hatch Debut

The 2016 VW Golf GTI Clubsport will debut May 14th at the Lake Wörthersee GTI Meeting where the automaker scheduled the world premiere of the most powerful GTI ever. This car has been developed as an anniversary model, since they’re going to celebrate next year forty years since the very first Golf GTI felt the road.

The 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport is homage to the Golf GTI history and a glance into the future where the hot hatch is going to compete against the most prominent performance hatchbacks.

2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport Hot Hatch Debut

The car they prepared for the premiere won’t be exactly a production model, but according to the automaker, it’s going to be “a near-production concept car”. This means that the production 2016 Golf GTI Clubsport won’t be significantly different from the model displayed at the debut. And this model is amazing.

2016 VW Golf GTI Clubsport Rear End

2016 VW Golf GTI Clubsport Power Output

According to the automaker’s announcement, the 2016 VW Golf GTI Clubsport has 265 PS. That’s slightly more than 261 horsepower. Although the new Golf GTI Clubsport has almost 35 horsepower more than the VW Golf GTI Performance, they thought that temporarily power boost would be very handy. The 2016 VW Golf GTI Clubsport can get a ten percent power boost when needed. It won’t be as powerful as the Golf R, but nevertheless, it’s very impressive.

2016 VW Golf GTI Clubsport Detail

Exterior Details

Aside from the power output, the 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport has some other interesting details, too. Its unique exterior comes with totally new front bumper, all-new roof-edge spoiler that has great aerodynamic characteristics, new side sills and a distinctive rear diffuser. Those features don’t contribute to the appearance only. Their function is to improve the hatchback’s performance, so the Golf GTI Clubsport can deliver great driving experience.

They said that, thanks to the improved aerodynamics, the 2016 VW Golf GTI Clubsport is going to have impressive handling and cornering at high speeds.

Photos: Volkswagen

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