To celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Golf GTI, Volkswagen is unveiling the Golf GTI Clubsport 45, a special edition of the sporty compact with an exclusive look and powered by 300 hp!

Only a few days after leaking on the Internet, the Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport 45 officially reveals itself. As expected, this is indeed a special edition that celebrates the anniversary of the Golf GTI. Launched in 1976 and sold to date at more than 2.3 million units, the legendary sports compact is indeed celebrating its 45th anniversary this year.

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The Clubsport 45 therefore marks the event. Based as the name suggests on the Clubsport version of the Golf (not available in France), this anniversary model develops 300 hp (2.0-liter TSI four-cylinder), that’s 55 hp more than the Golf 8 GTI! It also benefits from a 7-speed DSG dual-clutch gearbox, a locking differential on the front axle and a specific driving mode intended for the circuit.

If Volkswagen has yet to announce the performance of the beast, 0 to 100 km / h should be dispatched in less than 6 seconds. Top speed is no longer electronically limited to 250 km / h.

An exclusive look

On the look side, this exclusive series is easily recognized by its 19-inch alloy wheels in glossy black finish with a Tornado Red stripe, its black roof, its open roof spoiler and its enlarged air intakes. It also wins a “45” badge on the rocker panels and the boot lid, not to mention Matrix LED IQ.LIGHT headlamps with the red line characteristic of all GTI models. A sports exhaust system completes the exterior package.

On board, we find the GTI inscription on the sports seat backrests at the front and the “45” logo on the multifunction sports steering wheel.

Soon on the French market!

The prices of this Golf GTI Clubsport 45 are not yet known but the “pre-orders will begin very soon in France”, announces Volkswagen.

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