Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport: Pic Of The Week

The GTI Clubsport we were driving the other day is VW's opening gambit for a year of 40th anniversary celebrations for the Golf GTI in 2016. And a very impressive one at that. We've got a vid of chasing down the Golf R, chatted with the man responsibe for its dynamics and generally geeked out over GTIs. On the subject of special editions VW also brought along an original GTI Pirelli to the launch, hammering home the whole birthday celebration thing rather nicely. While also raising the question why the actually not track focused Clubsport got that name and not 40th Anniversary Edition or somesuch. Maybe there's something else coming along those lines. For now here's a nice pic for your desktop showing how far the GTI has come in 40 years.

Traditional (4:3)
Computer widescreen (16:10)
TV widescreen (16:9)
Portrait (smartphone etc)

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  • Turbobanana 27 Nov 2015

    What a shame that a really early Mk1 couldn't be found: the car in the pic is, what, a 1982/3? So really it's a span of c33-34 years, not 40.

    I would have thought someone with the resources* of VW would have been able to find an older one.

    • Oh, wait...

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