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Jeremy Clarkson Drives a Volkswagen Golf GTI, Captain Power Doesn't Care About its Emissions

Former Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson is an interesting character once you start digging in this man's personal car history. But did you know that he owns a Volkswagen Golf and he doesn't give a damn about the Dieselgate super scandal? At least that's what he wants us to believe from Clarkson's Twitter.
Jeremy Clarkson drives a Volkswagen Golf GTI 1 photo
Terrifyingly, Captain Power might still be the most influential man in motoring. The guy who changed the face of modern motoring journalism has a garage that played host to a wide variety of machines, including a BMW 3.0 CSL, Ford Escort RS Cosworth, Ferrari F355, Mercedes SL55 AMG and a CLK63 AMG Black Series, Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder, Ford GT, and so forth. But did you know that Jezza currently drives one of Volkswagen's most popular hot hatchbacks?

Believe it or not, Jeremy Clarkson owns and drives a Golf. From the looks of it, we are dealing with a GTI hot hatchback, the type of car genre Jeremy is profoundly attached to. The 55-year-old British motoring journalist is "very happy" with his new car and he bought it for two reasons as far as we can figure out – its 155 mph (250 km/h) top speed and its outstanding fuel efficiency. The turbocharged 2-liter TSI four-cylinder engine and its 230 PS of grunt can return up to 5.4 l/100 km (43.5 mpg US/52.3 mpg UK).

Vector in details such as the fact it can seat 5 adults, the cavernous trunk, and the fact that it's reliable, and you can clearly understand why the VW Golf GTI Mk VII is such a cool car. It's so cool that Jeremy Clarkson "couldn't give a stuff about how much nitrogen it's production." Well now, Jeremy, nitrogen is the specialty of a diesel engine. Captain Obvious says that gasoline-fed mills such as this 2.0 TSI emit more CO2 than NOx.

Nevertheless, we understand what Jeremy tries to prove through his latest Twitter activity. Volkswagen has made a big no-no with its defeat device on the 2.0 TDI Type EA 189 turbo diesel engine, but that's not enough for most people to buy Japanese or Korean over a German product. If you're curious how CO2 and NOx affect the environment and our health, you should read this little guide

 
 
 
 
 

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