2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport: 195kW car for 40th birthday

For the Volkswagen Golf GTI’s 40th birthday, Volkswagen will make a 265PS/195kW version of the hot hatch.

The EA888 2-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine has been tweaked to make 265PS/195kW and 280 lb-ft/380Nm. That’s up from the 230PS/169kW and 350Nm engine in the GTI Performance.

There’s a new front bumper with larger intakes, 18-inch alloy wheels, new roof spoiler, rear diffuser, and dark red LED taillights. Alcantara sports seats with special embossing and new floor mats mark out the interior.

There’s also a boost function that can increase output by 10 percent for a short period of time.

Power, performance

Engine type: 2-liter turbo 4-cylinder
Power: 195kW (+26kW*) | 261hp (+35hp)
Torque: 380Nm (+30Nm) | 280 lb-ft (+22 lb-ft)
0-100km/h (manual): 6s
0-100km/h (DSG): 5.9s
Fuel economy (manual): 6.9L/100km | 34.1mpg
Fuel economy (DSG): 6.7L/100km | 35.1mpg

* compared to the GTI Performance