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Special Golf GTI unveiled

09.09.2015

SOUTH Africans will remember the Volkswagen Golf 6 GTI Edition 35. It is a legend, locally, with many still fetching premium in the used market. Now, the seventh generation Golf will be receiving similar treatment for the 40th anniversary of the GTI. It is called the Clubsport and it will officially debut at the 2015 International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt.

New looks

The Clubsport will get some enhanced aerodynamics with a new front bumper design, new side sills, new rear diffuser, new spoiler as well as new 18-inch alloy wheels. There are also 19-inch "Bresica" alloy wheels available, which were specifically designed for the anniversary model. The car also gets a black stripe along the doorsill with the Clubsport nomenclature included. The exhaust tips are also much larger than the standard GTI, while the rear LED lights are a darker tint.

Sportier inside

There are improved bucket seats covered with Alcantara as is the steering wheel and gear lever. The seats feature a honeycomb pattern in the area of the backrests and seat cushions and the backrest also incorporates GTI lettering. There is a red line that distinguishes the seat belts as well as steel doorsill plates with red GTI lettering.

 Some figures please

The most powerful production GTI ever will get 195kW and an over-boost function, which gives the car around 213kW for a burst of around 10 seconds. The special edition will get to 100km/h in 6.0 seconds with a six-speed manual and 5.9 seconds with the DSG gearbox, while both will nudge around 250km/h. Consumption figures range from 6.9 litres/100km in the manual to 6.7 litres/100km in the DSG.

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Article written by Autodealer
09.09.2015
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