By Tara Rippin • 27 October 2020 • 13:01
The new Golf GTI Clubsport – a new chapter.
WITH the world premiere of the new Golf GTI Clubsport, Volkswagen is “writing the next chapter of the successful Golf story”.
The Clubsport has a power output of 221 kW (300 PS) and is the new flagship model of the eighth Golf GTI generation.
With its enhanced turbocharged engine, new fully connected running gear, and the brand new Nürburgring driving profile designed for the legendary Nordschleife track in Germany, the Golf GTI Clubsport marks a new milestone for driving dynamics among front-wheel-drive sports cars.
Many of the details in the Golf GTI Clubsport have been enhanced, including the even more agile turbocharged engine (EA888 evo4), which now delivers 221 kW (300 PS) and 400 Nm of torque, and the new sports running gear equipped with a new Vehicle Dynamics Manager.
In the new Golf GTI, a new Vehicle Dynamics Manager already closely integrates control of the electronic differential locks (XDS) and the lateral dynamics components of the optional adaptive chassis control DCC.
Even at this level, the feature promises noticeable performance benefits.
With the new Golf GTI Clubsport, however, the standard electromechanical front-axle locking differential is now included in the Vehicle Dynamics Manager’s network for the first time.
Karsten Schebsdat, Head of Driving Dynamics, Steering and Control Systems at Volkswagen, said: “Networking all driving dynamics systems means that the new Golf GTI Clubsport handles even more neutrally and precisely than the classic Golf GTI.
“For the legendary Nordschleife track, we have also programmed a new Nürburgring profile, which specifically adapts the running gear components in the new Golf GTI Clubsport to this race track.”
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