VW Golf GTI Clubsport S Blows Its Own Nurburgring FWD Record — Video

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There was a time when the Nurburgring front-wheel-drive record used to be either held by Renault or SEAT. Well, nowadays the VW is giving them a hard time by smashing records, one after other.

VW Golf GTI Clubsport S Blows Its Own Nurburgring FWD Record

It all started back in summer when Volkswagen smashed the Nurburgring FWD record by setting the new time of 7:49:21 with the track-spec hot-hatch.

VW Golf GTI Clubsport S Blows Its Own Nurburgring FWD Record

Feeling that the car could do much more than that, Volkswagen returned to the 'ring on October 26, without any modifications to the car, once again.

VW Golf GTI Clubsport S Blows Its Own Nurburgring FWD Record

The company explains that the conditions were perfect for the best lap run, and the Clubsport S has now lapped the ring 2 seconds faster than earlier - setting a new lap record of 7:47.19.

VW Golf GTI Clubsport S Blows Its Own Nurburgring FWD Record

The front-wheel-drive Golf is powered by a 2-litre, turbocharged four-cylinder engine which produces 306 bhp and is connected to a six-speed manual gearbox. Other changes on the track-spec model will include a rear seat delete, which is replaced by a strut brace.

We want you to watch the clip showing the Clubsport's hot lap. But, while you're at it, please keep in mind that the 640 bhp Lamborghini Murcielago went around the ring in 7:47.

VW Golf GTI Clubsport S Blows Its Own Nurburgring FWD Record

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Story first published: Thursday, December 8, 2016, 13:05 [IST]
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