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 also said that the Clubsport S is being set up for the Nürburgring, where it was spied testing late last week. Although they haven’t said anything about setting any records, a time of less than 7:54.3 would give them the record for production FWD cars that is currently held by a considerably less powerful Renault.

Speculation abounds, and some commentators are suggesting that the car will also go on a crash diet, losing equipment like the air conditioning, while also using lightweight materials. A unique suspension and damper set up is also expected, since this will be a track-focused car.

It's also being reported that the car will be limited to 5,000 examples, and will use a tuned version of the 2.0L four-cylinder turbo from the standard GTI, that normally only makes 217 hp.

The Golf GTI Clubsport S is set to go on sale this fall.