Though the final word Volkswagen Golf has been the all-wheel-drive Golf R, the top-rung GTI has been the Clubsport variant. It delivers almost as a lot energy because the R, however does with out powered rear wheels. The newest Clubsport was launched final yr, and this yr comes the Clubsport 45, an much more particular model to have fun the forty fifth anniversary of the new hatch.

From the surface, the Clubsport 45 seems very very like the common mannequin. It has bigger air intakes and a giant rear wing for extra downforce in comparison with a daily GTI. However the 45 will get distinctive black 19-inch wheels with crimson pinstripes plus a hexagonal sample stripe and 45 decals on the edges. The inside additionally will get a forty five badge on the steering wheel.

The engine is unchanged from the common Clubsport with 296 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. Energy nonetheless goes by means of a seven-speed dual-clutch automated to an electronically-controlled limited-slip differential. The Clubsport 45 does come commonplace with the “Race” package deal, although, which provides a sport exhaust and removes the highest pace limiter.

Just like the common automobile, the Clubsport 45 will not be coming to America. It is unique to Europe, and solely 5,000 will probably be constructed. Base worth for it in Germany is 47,790 euros, which is about 2,500 euros lower than a Golf R in Germany. In case you had been to transform the worth to {dollars}, the Clubsport 45 could be a little bit over $57,000.

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