Volkswagen preparin 305-hp GTI Clubsport S

VWGTIClubsportS

Just because Volkswagen is in the midst of a massive scandal over its emissions-cheating diesel cars, doesn’t mean it can’t party from time to time. The company announced Tuesday that it’s building a 305-hp version of the GTI Clubsport (pictured above) it unveiled last fall that’s set to debut next week at the Wörthersee festival in Austria.

Per Jalopnik, the GTI Clubsport S won’t just get a healthy power increase over the 261-hp Clubsport, but will also get some significant weight savings. VW hasn’t said exactly what the Clubsport S will weigh, but it won’t have back seats and some of the sound deadening will be removed. The Clubsport S will also get stiffer suspension and a louder exhaust.

Unlike the current range-topping Golf R, the GTI Clubsport S will send all its power to the front wheels. The standard Clubsport is offered with a six-speed manual or dual-clutch gearbox, so hopefully the Clubsport S will retain the optional clutch pedal. We’re told that only 400 examples of the Clubsport S will be built but, unlike the Golf R, none of them will be going to the U.S.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s