Golf GTI Clubsport S sold out!


In one of the less surprising news stories you will read this week, Volkswagen has sold all of the 150 Clubsport S Golf GTIs allocated to the UK. We just can't get enough hot hatches! Remember too that only 400 are being made in total, so that UK share represents a significant chunk of production.

But will any of them be used on track?
But will any of them be used on track?
Each of the 150 UK customers has paid £33,995 for the car, rather less than was actually predicted. It is, would you believe, cheaper than a three-door Golf Clubsport Edition 40 with the Cup 2 tyres, DCC dampers and 19-inch wheels. That car, with the manual gearbox, would cost £34,155. That's before you consider the limited-edition status, additional power and extensive suspension tuning of the Clubsport S. If ever a £34K Golf could look good value...

Moreover, the Clubsport S appears to have the perfect combination of attributes for residual success: a limited production run, a VW badge and a Nurburgring lap record. Which will surely be music to the ears of the lucky 150. Previous special Golfs without anything like the wholesale changes of the Clubsport S are still in demand, up to and including the £20K Edition 35 and a 25th Anniversary GTI that has sold with a £10,995 price in the advert. For a decent Edition 30 Mk 5 you're looking at £10K as well. In addition, while the Nurburgring-fettled Renaultsport Meganes were always rarer than this Golf will be, the fact that an R26.R is still nearly £20,000 augurs well for the resale value of the Clubsport S. As an indicator of just how far this front-wheel drive Nurburgring record thing has come in the past few years, the Golf is - by the numbers we have - 28 seconds a lap faster than the Megane. Madness.

Clubsport S customers will have had the choice between Tornado Red, Pure White and Deep Black colours, and whether to add in air conditioning as a no-cost option. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in early October - if you're getting one we'd love to hear about it!

 

 

 

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  • Numeric 03 Aug 2016

    I have what I am sure is a silly question- why would you get this over a Golf R which on paper is faster, has 4 wheel drive and is also a Golf for I guess similar money?

    I appreciate that many will wonder why I ask but this seems on paper to be a brisk front drive hatch.

    And as I love our sub M and highly illogical 135i I would fully understand arguments of character.

  • Ved 03 Aug 2016

    Different, rare, lighter, more fun, looks better? Personal taste?

    Looks like a nice car for the money and will likely depreciate at a snails pace.

  • tankplanker 03 Aug 2016

    Numeric said:
    I have what I am sure is a silly question- why would you get this over a Golf R which on paper is faster, has 4 wheel drive and is also a Golf for I guess similar money?

    I appreciate that many will wonder why I ask but this seems on paper to be a brisk front drive hatch.

    And as I love our sub M and highly illogical 135i I would fully understand arguments of character.
    I would guess resale value would be the number one choice for the majority of buyers. Those buying one to actually use it on a track, should find it faster on a dry track as well.

  • Dave Hedgehog 03 Aug 2016

    Numeric said:
    I have what I am sure is a silly question- why would you get this over a Golf R which on paper is faster, has 4 wheel drive and is also a Golf for I guess similar money?

    I appreciate that many will wonder why I ask but this seems on paper to be a brisk front drive hatch.

    And as I love our sub M and highly illogical 135i I would fully understand arguments of character.
    rarity, possibly an appreciating asset

    how many went to actual fans and not speculators?

  • Tuvra 03 Aug 2016

    Dave Hedgehog said:
    rarity, possibly an appreciating asset

    how many went to actual fans and not speculators?
    I would guess VERY few. Handful maybe.

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