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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. Volkswagen News Blog
    Back in 2016 Benny Luchter briefly held the Nurburgring front-wheel-drive lap record before breaking it again in 2017 in the Golf GTI Clubsport S. Specifically designed to drive the ‘Ring, the Clubsport S came sans back seat, with 305 hp, and with a Nurburgring Mode in the drive select...
  4. Volkswagen News Blog
    Although not necessarily the most powerful, the Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport S and the Renaultsport Megane 275 Trophy-R are two of the most track-focused hatches made in Europe right now. Without any unnecessary frills like back seats, these stripped out family cars are all about performance...
  5. Volkswagen News Blog
    A scant eight years ago, Renault went crazy with weight-saving fever (an affliction the autocrossers among you are no doubt familiar with) and took the back seats, back glass, sound deadening, radio, a/c and just about everything else that wasn't absolutely central to business of driving out of...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. Volkswagen News Blog
    The ink paper version of Top Gear has named the Golf and the Up! in its annual “Top Gear Magazine Best Cars in the World” issue. The magazine gave the Golf the “All the Car You’ll Ever Need” award, while the Up! gets the “Best First Wheels” title. “A Golf. Short of needing seven seats or some...
  9. Volkswagen News Blog
    In just two days (Thursday, November 10 at 6:30 am EST) Volkswagen will unveil their newly updated Golf, and now they’ve finally finished their Golf countdown of the nameplate with the current generation Mk7. First introduced in 2012, the Mk7 has quite a few honors to its name. It’s the first...
  10. Misc. Professional Racing
    Touring Car Racing isn’t quite as glamorous or publicized as F1, so you could be forgiven for not recognizing Benjamin Leuchter's name. To VW fans, though, Leuchter’s should be a household name ever since he set the FWD lap record at the Nurburgring in the Golf GTI Clubsport S. Volkswagen...
  11. Volkswagen News Blog
    There’s no arguing with the fact that the Golf GTI Clubsport S is an extremely quick car. It has set the FWD lap record at the Nurburgring and wowed reviewers with its remarkable pace, but it’s never publicly been seen anywhere but on the so-called "green hell." Fortunately, there’s the...
  12. Volkswagen News Blog
    Representatives from Europe’s biggest automaker have left the continent for the now-non-European soil of the Goodwood Festival of Speed, and they’re celebrating the 40 th anniversary of the best hot hatch of them all, the Golf GTI. Fresh off their celebration on the banks of lake Wörthersee...
  13. 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...
  14. Volkswagen News Blog
    Following the success of the Mk5, Volkswagen set to work on the Mk6, which hit auto shows in 2008. With the car back on track, VW did the Porsche thing and worked on honing their car rather than starting from scratch. The Mks 5 and 6 share a lot under the skin, but seeing as how some think that...
  15. Volkswagen News Blog
    The 40 th birthday celebration continues with another enormously powerful Golf GTI. This time, sadly, it’s a one-off built over nine months by trainees from Volkswagen and Sitech Sitztechnik. This is the ninth year in a row that Volkswagen has asked trainees to build them a unique Golf for...
  16. Volkswagen News Blog
    Our tireless photographer, Si Gray, has been giving up sleep for us, shooting all of the best Volkswagen products at the first official day of the Wörtherseetreffen. Not only has his sleep schedule been at risk, but his freedom too as he sneaked on to the VW stage to snap some of the best...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen has just confirmed that it will, in fact, be building the most powerful full-production Golf to date, the GTI Clubsport S. The manufacturer isn’t revealing much before the car's official debut on May 4 at Wörthersee, but they have confirmed that it will have 310 PS (306 hp). VW has...
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