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  1. Golf/GTI VIII
    Hey, I recently just picked up my MK8 GTI Clubsport 300, super happy with the car, drives amazing! Will get some pics up soon. I was giving it a wash this afternoon and noticed some mismatched tyres. The drivers side has the bridgestone potenza (s005), whilst the off-side has two bridgestone...
  2. 5x112 Classifieds
    Looking to sell my stock Belvedere wheels off of my 2021 GTI. Wheels have only been used for ~4k miles. Tires currently mounted have around only 1.5k miles on them so tread is probably still 10/32 or 9/32 at minimum. I can get precise tread measurements if wanted. Driver side front wheel...
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  3. Volkswagen News Blog
    Speaking to journalists earlier today, Volkswagen revealed that the standard Golf 8 TSI was unlikely to come to the US. Hein Schafer, senior vice president of product marketing for Volkswagen of America, said that although there's still hope for Canadians, the US is likely to only get the Golfs...
  4. Volkswagen News Blog
    Go check out the brake rotors on that cool exotic or big performance SUV. Check out all those little tiny holes in them. It's called cross drilling. The holes are supposed to make you stop faster, look more handsome, and leap over tall buildings in a single bound. But how do they work? And more...
  5. Volkswagen News Blog
    What happens when an Up! GTI, a Polo GTI, a Golf GTI, and a Golf GTI Clubsport S go head to head? This may seem like a foregone conclusion.  The biggest one, making the most horsepower--the Clubsport S--should always win. But if you have a DSG going up against someone with bad reaction times in...
  6. Volkswagen News Blog
    Boasting a 192 mph top speed and a 0-60 time of just 3.6 seconds, Audi has taken the TT to its limits with the clubsport turbo concept. Introduced today at the Specialty Equipment Market Association Show (SEMA) in Las Vegas, the clubsport takes inspiration from Audi’s motorsports past. With a...
  7. Volkswagen News Blog
    As fans of the Winter Olympics may know, before bobsleigh pilots run their race  they visualize the course , simulating the whole thing in their brains. I, on the other hand, still have trouble remembering where all the letters are on the keyboard. Turns out that Sabine Schmitz, the lord of...
  8. Volkswagen News Blog
    Let’s be honest. The only reason to compare the Golf GTI Clubsport Eidtion 40 to the original 40-year-old GTI is because you want to drive a Mk1. A mission we here at the VW Vortex offices can’t but applaud. This “comparison” takes place in the beloved Welsh countryside where at least one of...
  9. Volkswagen News Blog
    A few months back, Volkswagen celebrated the 40 th anniversary of the legendary Golf GTI by breaking the front-wheel-drive lap record at the equally legendary Nurburgring. Well, it turns out that Volkswagen thought it could do better. Late in October the brand was back in Nurburg when they...
  10. Volkswagen News Blog
    At the age of 40, many people discover gyms because they want to stay in shape. And the Golf GTI, always the fastest Golf, now turns 40 too, but has been in better shape from generation to generation. This especially applies to the ABT Golf GTI Clubsport, which has been upgraded from 265 hp (195...
  11. Volkswagen News Blog
    By now we all know that the Golf GTI Clubsport S holds the record for FWD cars around the Nurburgring, but what exactly does 7 minutes and 49 seconds really mean? In this hot-off-the-internet-presses video from England’s Auto Express we get a hint of what all the numbers mean. Automotive...
  12. Volkswagen News Blog
    We already know that the new Golf GTI Clubsport S, released to celebrate the 40 th anniversary of the most famous hot hatch of them all, is the fastest front-wheel-drive production car to ever lap the Nurburgring, but that doesn’t tell us much about the way it drives. Fortunately, England’s...
  13. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen have just released footage of the full lap that broke the Nürburgring Nordschleife lap record for front-wheel-drive cars. Honda held the record previously at 7:50.61, but the Golf GTI Clubsport S has now beaten that record by a little over a second with a time of 7:49.21. The record...
  14. Volkswagen News Blog
    It’s official, the most powerful Golf GTI ever, the Clubsport S, has broken the lap record at the Nürburgring’s Nordshleife with a time of 7:49.21, more than a second faster than the previous record. The car was developed to celebrate the GTI’s 40 th anniversary, and will therefore be limited...
  15. Volkswagen News Blog
    Ahead of its official reveal at Wörthersee tomorrow, Vollkswagen have released a teaser video for the Golf GTI Clubsport S that asks what the FWD lap record is at the world famous Nürburgring. Photographers captured the GTI Clubsport S lapping the track last week shortly before it was...
  16. Volkswagen News Blog
    Two Golf GTI Clubsports S have been spotted testing at the Nurburgring ahead of an anticipated reveal at Wörthersee Treffen, reports Motor1 . Based on what is already the most power front-wheel-drive Golf on the market, the Clubsport, the S is anticipated to do away with unessed version’s...
  17. Volkswagen News Blog
    The Golf GTI turns 40 this year and Volkswagen is celebrating the best way it knows how: by making the most powerful GTI to date. The GTI Clubsport Edition 40 is ready to be ordered in the UK and comes with up to 290 PS (about 286 real hp) and will get you to 62 in 6.3 seconds. The engine is a...
  18. Misc. Professional Racing
    40 years of GTI: TCR version for the racetrack, Golf GTI Clubsport for the road Production-based touring car to be delivered to teams mid-March All 20 Golf GTI TCRs developed by Volkswagen Motorsport already taken Wolfsburg. The new Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR has the seal of quality in its name...
  19. Volkswagen News Blog
    SW2 Tuning, Inc. is pleased to announce a special new vehicle: the 2016 VW Golf GTI SW2. Faster around the track than a Mk7 Golf R and more aggressive even than the Euro-only GTI Clubsport, the GTI SW2 is the ultimate hot-hatchback. SW2 Tuning is positioning itself to become the industry's...
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