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What makes the VW GTI Clubsport S better than all the other GTIs?

Connect Contributor | 13 January 2017

There is nothing bad about the Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport S except that it’s a limited-edition model, and all 47 models allocated for our market have been sold out.

Making its South African debut yesterday, the Clubsport S comes a few months since the Clubsport reached our shores .

Here are 8 things that make it better:
  1. Only 400 have been made, with 47 shipped to South Africa.
  2. Each of the 400 cars has a sticker in the ashtray, where the cars were numbered respectively from 1 to 400.
  3. VW has fiddled with the overblown 2.0 engine lurking under the Clubsport, giving it that extra Vrrrr phaa!
  4. It’s only available in white, as all the other colours are sold out.



  1. It’s a two-seater, so bye-bye extra passengers, hello peace of mind
  2. It has a smaller battery to reduce the weight of the car
  3. The model gains Xenon headlights with cornering lights and LED daytime running lights
  4. Best of all is that it’s faster than all the other GTIs  with a top speed of 265km/h.

The Golf GTI Clubsport S comes standard with a 5-year/90 000km service plan, 3-year/120 000km warranty and a 12-year anticorrosion warranty. Service interval is 15 000km. It’s priced at a whopping R742 000!

(Featured Image: The Citizen)

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