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VW Golf GTI Clubsport S breaks a record on the Nordschleife

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VW has announced that the Golf GTI Clubsport S - the most powerful Golf GTI ever has broken the lap record for front-wheel-drive cars on the Nürburgring Nordschleife, with a time of 07:49:21.

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The new "S" version of the Golf GTI Clubsport is making its world premiere at the GTI event at Lake Wörthersee this week. The GTI Clubsport S is powered the familiar 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine that has been tweaked to generate a total 310 horsepower and 280 lb-ft. of torque. The Golf GTI Clubsport S also weighs 66 pounds less than the non-S version thanks to the deletion of the rear seats and a few other weight saving techniques.

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The GTI Clubsport S will reach 62 mph in 5.8 seconds and has a top speed of 162 mph.

VW is only going to produce 400 units, but sadly don't expect any of them to come to the U.S.

Source: VW

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