The Clubsport S is not only going to be the fastest GTI ever built; it's likely to become the fastest hot hatchback around the Nurburgring as well, since FWD vehicles are almost always faster than their heavier AWD counterparts. Vdub even admits that all the development has taken place at the track.
The current record belongs to the Honda Civic Type R and stands at 7:50.63. Both models have the same amount of power from 2-liter turbo engines so that it may be a very close race.
The official unveiling of the GTI Clubsport S will be on May 4 at Worthersee. However, we've already seen the car with only a few pieces of duct tape covering various badges. While production will be strictly limited, we think 5,000 units is more than enough to satisfy the needs of the community, particularly when the hot hatch market is so well packed with competitors.
When you consider that when it came out in 1976, the Golf GTI had a mere 110 horsepower, the signs of progress in the industry become obvious. We'd love to see a drag race between the two, just to see what happens.