Meet The Most Powerful Production Volkswagen GTI Ever

Is the Volkswagen GTI not quite hot enough for you, but you don’t want to go full-on Golf R? Here’s your answer: the 2016 Volkswagen GTI Clubsport, the most powerful production GTI ever.

Unveiled at the annual Wörthersee festival in Austria, the special 40th anniversary model packs 261 horsepower, about 40 horses more than a U.S.-spec Performance Pack GTI. An overboost function pushes it up to 287 HP in peak situations. There’s also a custom spoiler and exterior package.


Expect the GTI Clubsport to go on sale next year, but no word yet on whether it will reach the U.S. market.

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