After being teased last week through a number of official sketches, the Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport Concept has been unveiled in full at the Worthersee Meeting. Unlike other Volkswagen Group models debuting at the GTI gathering, the GTI Clubsport will actually enter production next year.
Beneath the skin, it has been confirmed that the Golf GTI Clubsport Concept pumps out 265 hp from its 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine. That figure is a 35 hp increase over what the current GTI delivers when equipped with the Performance package in Europe. Alongside that added power, an overboost function is featured on the GTI Clubsport Concept which provides an additional 25 hp at the touch of a button and for short bursts.
The concept on display at Worthersee then features a six-speed dual-clutch transmission alongside an electronically-controlled XDS differential. It is likely that the production model will also be offered with a six-speed manual however.
From a visual standpoint, the GTI Clubsport Concept features a host of bespoke styling elements. The front fascia for example, is characterised by new side air intakes as well as prominent red accents. Elsewhere, a subtle splitter has been installed while new side skirts are featured. The rear end of the car is then characterised by a large roof-mounted rear wing and a custom diffuser.