With a starting price of £39,980, the Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport 45 is the fastest and most powerful GTI in Volkswagen's UK lineup. The special edition is more than just about results. The GTI Clubsport 45, as the name suggests, commemorates the 45th anniversary of the iconic GTI nameplate.
Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport 45 has 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four engine, which is shared with the standard GTI, produces 296 hp and 401 Nm of torque. It is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission that drives the front wheels. That equates to a 0-62 mph time of 5.6 seconds and a top speed of 166 mph. In order to keep the engine singing all the time, an Akrapovic titanium sports exhaust system is installed.
The GTI Clubsport 45 gets VW's fancy dandy electromechanical front-axle locking differential and XDS electronic locking diff, along with the Vehicle Dynamics Manager, to keep the power under control. It also has larger brakes and the possibility of Dynamic Chassis Control, which applies an adjustable damper mechanism to the vehicle.