Vw­golf GTI Club­sport

Volk­swa­gen Golf GTI Club­sport

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Years: 2016 to date En­gine: 2.0-litre 4cyl, 261bhp Ins group: 33 Of­fi­cial econ/co2: 40.9mpg/158g/km Why? Just 1,000 ex­am­ples of the exclusive Golf GTI Club­sport hit UK show­rooms when it went on sale. £26,250 Prices from:

THE Club­sport is the most ag­gres­sive and driver-fo­cused pro­duc­tion Golf GTI ever made. How­ever, on paper it trails the Leon 290 and Civic Type R for power, de­liv­er­ing 261bhp – al­though an ‘over­boost’ func­tion ups this to 286bhp for 10 sec­onds at a time.

It doesn’t make up for the short­fall by be­ing com­fort­able and prac­ti­cal, ei­ther; the 380-litre boot is av­er­age, and the ride is par­tic­u­larly firm thanks to the track-bi­ased sus­pen­sion. Still, it is exclusive, with a mere 1,000 UK ex­am­ples of the lim­ited edi­tion sold.

The Golf came a solid 18th in Driver Power this year, with VW rated 14th best maker.

Al­can­tara wheel sets the stylish Golf apart

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