The new Golf GTI Clubsport design is based on the original model: a wide black trim stripe on the side between the front and rear wheel arches at bumper level, the optional “Bresica” 19-inch alloy wheels, if not, the standard 18-inch alloy wheels that are also newly designed and the high-gloss black door mirror caps.
The Golf GTI Clubsport comes in “Oryx White”, but can be available in other colours as well, and the roof area is designed in black. The model features new front bumper, new side sills, a new rear diffuser, a new multi-part roof spoiler and exclusive forged alloy wheels for the anniversary model. These features immediately make the anniversary model standout from the familiar GTI models.
The lower rear section has also been individualised. The redesigned and chrome-plated tailpipes of the twin-pipe exhaust system have been elegantly integrated in the diffuser; the diameter of the tailpipes is much larger than on the familiar Golf GTI models. The LED rear lights come in dark black-red.
The interior features ergonomic sports seats with a tailor-made look featuring tartan fabric upholstery, red topstitching, a gear knob in golf ball design and a black headliner. Because of the anniversary, the model features folding racing bucket seats instead of sport seats. A red line enhances the seat belts. New trim strips in “Honeycomb 40” design (instrument strip, centre console and doors) give the interior an even more exclusive appearance. Sporty decorative features include Alcantara trim on the gear lever, new lenses on the gear knob, the Alcantara sport steering wheel (with GTI emblem, red seam and 12 o'clock marking) and customised floor mats with red edging. By opening the doors, you can see the exclusive stainless steel door sill plates with red GTI lettering.
The Golf GTI Clubsport sprints to 100 km/h in 6.0 seconds with a 6-speed manual gearbox. A look at fuel economy shows just how efficiently the sports car converts engine power into propulsion. With a manual gearbox, consumption is 6.9 l/100 km (equivalent to 160 g/km CO2); if power is transferred to the front wheels by DSG, the figure comes in at 6.7 l/100 km (155 g/km CO2).