The 310 ps Golf GTI Clubsport S. The fastest production FWD around the ring!

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  1. Toyotec

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    Who says you cannot channel 200 ps through the front wheels of a FWD car?
    So what if I say you can channel 310 ps thrpugh the front wheels of a FWD production car and smash the current lap record around the ring. Yes, No?

    Well the Golf GTI Clubsport S just changed that for us.

    Driven by Benny Leuchter the Golf GTI was able to achieve 7 min 49.21 secs around the ring at times hitting 157 mph.

    Autocar explains how it was done as well as the changes to the vehicle to achieve such a feat.

    http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/n...lf-gti-clubsport-s-smashes-nürburgring-record

    And also had exclusive video footage.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01vtxvGuHdg

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    Also on Piston heads some highlights.

    https://youtu.be/EJy9okjbdqw

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    Golf 7 GTI Clubsport S 310 ps details

    Some more details of Golf 7 GTI Clubsport S



    • Gen 3 2.0 TSI EA888 engine with 310 PS and 290 lbft (380 Nm) - Most powerful GTI engine to date.
    • EU6.2 capable
    • Weight 1285 kg - Rear seats and sound deading removed saving 30kgs.
    • Available as a 6 sp manual only ( DSG adds a 20kg weight penalty that is not compensated by the quicker shifting and not used)
    • 0-60 in sub 6 secs. Top speed limited to 155 mph
    • Adaptive dampers calibrated to a Nrburgring setting as part of the Individual mode.
    • Revisions to the geometry and suspension kinematics on both axles,
    • Camber and the Castor optimisation for firm turn-in.
    • Aluminium front sub-frame and aluminium carriers for the brakes, less unsprung weight
    • VAQ system
    • Mk7 GTI Clubsport (290bhp version) front brakes, with thicker discs and different pad compound for sustained durability (abuse).
    • 19-inch Pretoria alloy wheels and 235/35 ZR Michelin Sport Cup 2 tyres
    • Only 400 of the limited edition Golf GTI Clubsport S will be made, with 100 sold to the home market Germany.
    • The colours are Tornado red, Pure white and Deep black pearl effect, and the roof of the red or white GTI Clubsport S is also painted black.
    • Price not confirmed but expected to start from 35000


    May the Golf GTI live on and on :thumbup:


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    Most powerful production Golf GTI packs 310PS engine


    GTI fans will get their first look at the Golf GTI Clubsport S at the annual Wrthersee GTI meet today (Wednesday 4 May).

    This is following the announcement that the Golf GTI Clubsport S has set a Nurburgring record for the fastest lap time in a front-wheel-drive production car in a time of 7:49:21.

    With only 150 to be built for the UK, the Clubsport S will be the rarest Golf GTI in history. Global production will be capped at 400 units.

    The Clubsport S builds on the already special Golf GTI Clubsport Edition 40, which is the most powerful production Golf GTI.

    This car will be available exclusively as a 3-door manual only with a 310PS version of the 2.0 TSI engine.

    Important dates

    Production from week 36 2016 to week 49 2016

    Product and marketing

    Exact price and specification of the Clubsport S is yet to be confirmed, but the car has bucket seats as standard, 19-inch alloys, Dynamic Chassis Control, black roof and will be individually numbered 1 to 400 on a silver coloured plate on the centre console.

    Options

    No car configurator will be available because on the limited production volume of the Clubsport S. More details will follow when they are confirmed.

    This exclusive edition is only available in three colours:

    Tornado red
    Pure white
    Deep black
     
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    Few pics wrestled from the interweb:

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    Subtle "S" on the side stripe

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    Maximum attack typical road-car on track pose. Front wheel off the deck and NS tyres rolling off the rim.

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    27.5 PSI cold I reckon?
    Drilled discs nice upgrade for standard CS or PP?

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    TCR version might be eligible for VAG Trophy? Where's Mr Lines when you need him?

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    Top Banana! Currywurst all round.
     
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    Following your comment Luke about the car in Worthersee, I picked these up from the Volkswagen FB page.

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    Volkswagen is wasting no time to let you know who is the hatchback king at the moment!
     
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    They should have at least put the SEAT Sub8 brake calipers on it.
     
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    Yep I think they would have made the car.
     
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    Keep looking this and think I should change my wheel choice and go for the Pretorias.

    Or stick with what I've ordered and find some nice OZ's

    [video=youtube;XEHvzWd7phk]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEHvzWd7phk[/video]
     
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    The Pretorias are forged. I think they are a great looking wheel. You going for a standard Clubsport?
     
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    Yeah standard CS.
    Swapping from a 2-seater as we are fed up of having to go out in the Transit when family and friends are round. Don't think I'd be able to argue a Clubsport S past the Mrs on the premise "its got a bigger boot".

    Timing of the CS is near perfect after years chasing down G60s VR6 Storms and the like I wouldn't be happy riding round in a standard GTI or R when there is the chance of owning a special from new.

    Put the deposit down in Oct and were hoping to try and get the first one into the country but I think our options choice is going to hold it up at the factory end.
     
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    Be sure to plaster this site with pictures of this beast when you do!
     
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    Certainly will!
     
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    Not sure why they did not.

    Just shared pictures of this one of >>here<<

    That one off does have some 'nice' brakes on 20 in wheels!

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    Not a big fan of those discs.
    Call me stuck in my ways but they just don't look right to me.

    Those are the calipers that should be on the Clubsport S in my opinion.
    Good upgrade path for the standard CS.

    I've read somewhere that the S has a larger diameter exhaust than the CS.

    On that note a little bird told me a leading UK exhaust manufacturer has ordered a CS as a demo car.
     
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    CSS Interior shot

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    I see.

    I was speaking to one of my friends about this, and it is pretty much a 'GT3' version of the MK7 Golf GTI.
     
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    From what I have read:

    Some 5% of the 400, i.e. 20 of the cars, will be built without aircon. This saves 15 kg. Will this mean that 7.5 UK cars will be without aircon?
    The kerb weight is still a massive 1360 kg. Which is heavier than my 90Q 20V.
    Why not proper Recaro seats? That would save another 20 kg!

    Still not a true ClubSport car.

    The Fiat Abarth 695 Biposto is much closer to the CS ethos!
     
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    It may be possible the car was ordered without AC by the person purchasing it.
    1360 kg (the weight of a new Focus with a 120ps engine) is compensated with 310ps and judging by the display Luke S gave us at Curby with a Leon, which is based on a Mk7, I am doubtful 1360kg will really hold it back. Not Megane Trophy R 'light' but the extra power and sticky tyres do help.
     
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