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Golf GTI Clubsport S claims FWD record

May 5th, 2016 Posted in Lap times, Video, Volkswagen

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!

  1. 2 Responses to “Golf GTI Clubsport S claims FWD record”

  2. By Wayne Moore on May 5, 2016

    Thanks Liam. Great to see record attempts have returned to the Nordschleife and I hope there are many more waiting in the Industry Park..

    Speed Safely!
    Wayne

  3. By Liam on May 6, 2016

    Good point about the return of record attempts at the Ring.

    And thanks for noticing this post. Priorities have changed for me in recent times, hence the lack of activity.

    It’s now over a year since my last visit to the Nordschleife too, I guess I should write about it one day. 🙂

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