Vwgolf GTI Clubsport
Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport
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