Designed as a celebration of the Volkswagen Golf’s 40th year.
Released in 2016, Volkswagen’s Golf GTI Clubsport Edition 40 was designed as a celebration of the Volkswagen Golf’s 40th year. Following in the footsteps of the GTI Clubsport S, the GTI Clubsport is a step up in both power and handling over the standard GTI, but rather than being limited to just 150 UK examples, it’s limited to 1000.
The special edition model is the most powerful Golf GTI yet with a 2.0-litre turbocharged direct-injection engine that delivers 265 brake horsepower. Plus, an additional ‘overboost’ function can temporarily increase the engine power to 290bhp.
The Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport Edition 40 is agile thanks to its lower-ride sports chassis. It also has improved handling characteristics from a new spring layout, newly tuned dampers and optimised bump stops.
These measures work alongside the specially modified aerodynamics to deliver high agility and steering precision. And the car has an optimised grip and extremely precise driving stability at high speed.
The Clubsport comes with 18-inch alloy wheels as standard. These exclusive ‘Quaranta’ forged wheels are nearly 3kg lighter per wheel than conventional alloys.
Inside, the new car features iconic details that are essential for every GTI. These include the ergonomic sports seats in tailor-made style featuring Alcantara fabric and black cloth upholstery with red topstitching. The GTI Clubsport also has the classic black headliner and golf ball design gear knob.
The new Clubsport black honeycomb patterns with red seams perfectly complement the sporty interior.