It was the summer of 1976 when Volkswagen launched a distinctively sporty Golf – the GTI. At that time no one in the German company had any idea that the Golf GTI would become the most successful sports compact on the market. Now Volkswagen celebrates the 45th birthday of this car with an anniversary model.
The Golf GTI Clubsport 45 is an exclusive edition of the Golf GTI Clubsport. As you might expect, you get a ton of trinkets specific at a technical and aesthetic level. Like this one, the GTI Clubsport 45 has a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, although in this case the overall power reaches 300 hp and 400 Nm of maximum torque.
This is so thanks to the introduction of a intercooler expanded, a new Continental turbocharger and a software readjusted. The gasoline mechanics are associated with the seven-speed DSG transmission with shorter ratios, which allows the GTI Clubsport to reach 100 km / h from a standstill in just 6.0 seconds and declare a top speed of 250 km / h.
The Golf GTI Clubsport 45’s rivals in this acceleration race
The French contender in this acceleration race uses the 1.8 TCe 300 hp engine. It can be ordered with a six-speed manual transmission or with the EDC dual-clutch box. In the fastest option, the Renault Mégane RS Trophy declares a top speed of 260 km / h and an acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in 5.7 seconds.
The new member of the Cupra León range makes use of the 2.0 TSI block with 300 hp. It is combined with the DSG double clutch gearbox and the single front axle drive system. According to Cupra, the new Leon is capable of reaching 250 km / h top speed and can accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in 5.7 seconds.
Which of the spicy compact do you bet on?