Volkswagen has claimed the unofficial front-wheel drive record with its limited edition Golf GTI Clubsport S. It’s a shame this video is so dodgy, but that’s all we’ve got for now. The lap time claimed is 7 minutes 49.21 seconds, which is a bit over one second quicker than the Honda Civic Type-R.
If I was being cheeky, I’d say that about as much time as could be expected to gain with the revised and resurfaced Quiddlebacher Hohe section of the track.
The Clubsport S boasts a manual gearbox and 228kW/380Nm. Its rear seats have been removed, among other weight saving measures and only 400 will be built. And I’d like one please!