Life begins again at 40 for Golf GTI

Volkswagen is celebrating four decades of the Golf GTI Clubsport and is having more fun than ever with it

23rd December, 2016
Life begins again at 40 for Golf GTI
Over Irish mountain roads, the Golf GTI Clubsport is a joy to drive

By the time we hit the age of 40, it’s impossible to pretend otherwise: it’s time to grow up. It seems the Golf GTI never got that message, though, as this year, 40 years after the Mk I version went into production, Volkswagen went a bit mad.

It revealed the Golf GTI Clubsport S, a two-seat variant with considerably upgraded chassis and aerodynamics, reduced weight and a tuned engine producing 310hp. That latter...

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