2015 VW Golf GTI Clubsport – 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show Live
Riza Rizvi, Hopelessly in love with everything on four wheels. Interested in cars since my formative years, with an unhealthy affinity for exotics and tuners. Fondness for the open road with high-octane machinery for company!
35 PS more powerful than the regular Golf GTI.
The 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport has debuted at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. The hot hatch has been built to mark the 40th anniversary of the Golf GTI.
The body gets several revisions for the Clubsport variant like a new front bumper, new side sills, 18- or 19-inch forged alloys and gloss black side mirrors. The rear features a multi-part roof spoiler, a new diffuser, smoked tail lights and chrome plated exhausts at either end; which are bigger than the ones on regular GTI models. A black stripe at the baseline pays homage to original 1976 Golf GTI.
The cabin receives folding racing bucket seats which are partially covered in Alcantara featuring a honeycomb pattern in the backrests and seat cushions. Other sporty bits include a gear knob in golf ball design, black headliner, red topstitching and new trim strips featuring the “Honeycomb 40” design. Alcantara has also been lavished on the gear lever and the sports steering wheel. GTI lettering is seen throughout the cabin on the back of front seats, the steering wheel and the door sill plates.
The Clubsport is the most powerful production GTI ever. Power for this hot hatch comes from the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 265 PS, which is 35 PS more powerful than the regular Golf GTI. Volkswagen have also given this model an Overboost function which increases the engine’s output to 290 PS for a short period of 10 seconds. The Clubsport sprints from 0-100 kmph in 6 seconds when paired with the 6-speed manual, this figure decreases to 5.9 seconds with the 6-speed DSG unit.
Volkswagen claims a combined fuel efficiency of 6.7 liter/100 km (14.92 kmpl) and carbon emissions of 155g/km when equipped with the dual-clutch gearbox.
2015 VW Golf GTI Clubsport at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show – Image Gallery
2015 VW Golf GTI Clubsport unveiled – Press Release