The 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport S is the most powerful adaptation of the Golf GTI. It has been created to rejoice the 40 year-survival of the hot hatchback in the market. This exclusive 2017 model vehicle, which is derived from the Volkswagen Tennis GTI Clubsport, makes its world wide debut at the 2016 GTI episode at Sea Wörthersee. The high-performance figures of this new GTI, such as higher power and torque outputs than the earlier models, improved velocity, prime pace, and larger towing capacity are really impressive. Nevertheless, the raw figures do not tell the entire history because the record visit time about the Nordschleife shows how quickly this sports hatch actually is.
2017 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF GTI CHANGES, EXTERIOR
For the model year 2017, the VW Tennis GTI 2017 comes with some external changes that not only create it that it is an aggressive-looking hatch, but also a performance-oriented vehicle. It comes equipped with a set of Pretoria metal wheels with the diameter of 19 inches. The wheels come enclosed with the 235/35 ZR sized Sport Cup 2 tires from Michelin in the front and at the back. The new Tennis GTI comes designed with colored right back windows that are capable of absorbing 65% of the light. Some of the other modified external aspects include Clubsport S class dishes, Bi-Xenon headlamps with turning lights and LED daylight operating lights.
Regarding the aerodynamics, Volkswagen was capable of drawing on the changes already applied in the Golf GTI Clubsport. Both the Clubsport S and the standard Clubsport models have totally novel entrance bumpers that perk up engine induction, entrance end aerodynamics, and the downforce.
At the rear, it comes equipped with a roof-edge spoiler, which includes been perfected in the wind station and is considerably greater that effects in considerable amounts of supplementary rear downforce. In mix with a black diffuser at the back, this two-piece rear wing produces additional downforce on the back axle than the axle in the front.
The 17-inch brake system of the new Tennis GTI 2017 has been customized to endure the high conditions imposed at a racetrack. It comes equipped with the aluminum-made cd rotors in the front and at the back, and they are connected to the steel cd wheels by cast placing pins, letting them enlarge radially while they heat up.
The automaker has addicted up the new VW Golf GTI Clubsport with a range of performance-focused features that most work jointly to perk up its performance. They comprise a retuned body with a Nurburgring site available by means of the driving outline selector.
When involves handling the notable factor is that the unsprung weight of each wheel is 2.2 lbs (1 kg) lower due to the aluminum brake covers. The new Tennis GTI Clubsport S also comes designed with special brake pads to perk up the braking performance further. It comes designed with an aluminum sub-frame for the suspension in the front and aluminum brake covers, which play a vital position in reducing the weight. Because of these features, it comes with the unladen weight of 2833 kilos (approx 1288 kg), which is 66 kilos (30 kg) significantly less than that of the similarly outfitted Tennis GTI Clubsport.
The weight reduction is achieved due to the removal of the back seats, rear doors, center armrest, noise deadening product, right back parcel shelf, operation of a smaller battery, elimination of the aluminum sub-frame in the front, as well as removal of the two-part brake rotors. This effects in a dynamic power-to-weight ratio of 9.14 lbs per horsepower. As the new Tennis includes lesser body weight, it gives greater fuel performance, as well, with the CO2 gas discharge of 31.8 mpg (172 g/km).
The 2017 model Golf GTI Clubsport S comes equipped with the black painted roof and with three attractive body colors offering: Natural Bright, Tornado Red and Heavy Dark Bead Effect.
2017 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF GTI INTERIOR
The cabin of the next generation VW Golf GTI Clubsport S comes designed with two seats. Doing out with the back seats, as well as the central armrest, play a vital position in reducing the overall weight. A smaller battery collection, as well as performing without padding, the changeable-height start floor, the back package shelf, and the ground pads also play a vital position in reducing the body weight.
Every 400 Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport S made will increase its production quantity that ranges from 001/400 to 400/400 on the front part of the center console. The front seat individual and the driver take a seat on race container seats that offer the required lateral help while sprinting around the racetrack. The new sports car also comes equipped with the GTI insignia, which is featured in the standard Tennis GTI Clubsport, counting the golf basketball shifter handle by having an Alcantara cut, a red shade point in the safety straps, Honeycomb 40 pattern brands on the doors and dashboard, and stylish Violin Dark accents. The 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport S cabin also comes equipped with the Alcantara-trimmed sport steering wheel that offers a tremendous grip to the driver. The steering wheel features chrome GTI pattern, red sewing and the 12 E’time position marked out, which was designed to be excellent for the track ergonomically.
2017 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF GTI ENGINE
The expansion team of Volkswagen applied synergies between the motorsport and production cars in enhancing the performance of the 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport S engine. The new sports hatchback comes prepared with a four-cylinder, turbocharged engine with the displacement of 2.0 liters, which was used to power the Golf GTI TCR competition car. This powertrain offers it the required energy output of 310 ponies and the required torque of 280 lbs per foot. With this powertrain, the new Golf GTI 2017 is capable of attaining the speed of 60 mph from the stationary setting in 5.8 moments and attaining the maximum velocity of 162 mph. The powertrain is going to be connected with a manual transmission system that directs energy to the front wheels.
2017 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF GTI PRICE AND RELEASE DATE
Although Volkswagen has not even unmasked the base price of the new sports car. But, it s estimated that the 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport S release date may be the last quarter of 2016. Regarding pricing, the base price is estimated(rumors) to be £35,000 (approx $ 50,264).