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  1. So now we know the full facts, is the GTI Clubsport the best Golf GTI it could be?It's been a big news week for Volkswagen, big birthdays don't come along every day, and certainly none bigger than the 40th birthday of the original hot hatch, the Golf GTI. We've known for a long time that the anniversary was to be marked with a special anniversary edition, which we've known also for a long time to be the Clubsport. So, now the specifications are out, and the headline figures certainly meet all expectations! 265 PS power output Peak power over 290 PS on overboost 0-62mph in 5.9 seconds (6.0s
  2. It's been a big news week for Volkswagen, big birthdays don't come along every day, and certainly none bigger than the 40th birthday of the original hot hatch, the Golf GTI. We've known for a long time that the anniversary was to be marked with a special anniversary edition, which we've known also for a long time to be the Clubsport. So, now the specifications are out, and the headline figures certainly meet all expectations! 265 PS power output Peak power over 290 PS on overboost 0-62mph in 5.9 seconds (6.0s in the manual) Improved aero package Front wheel drive with the familiar
  3. New steering wheel arrives today, so that'll be my first proper 'mod' ....and then hopefully I'll fit better too!
  4. Cheers So true about the 1303s.... As much as I love the look of the early sixties cars with the 'W' Deck Lids, these with the MacPherson strut front end just are a much better car. No Porsche engine needed Dan! 48bhp is plenty in this little orange beast... the back end is already very lively in the wet! Not something I'd make a habit of, just thought I'd try and provoke it as traffic was quiet - and it bit.
  5. Very true! That has already proved most useful! The Beetle has a wonderful curved roofline too which sticks up over modern grey saloons! Not quite mint, but not far off! Underneath is so clean you could cook on it Cheers... and errr.... no
  6. I've always wanted a Beetle, ever since I was around 18 months old, and I saw my first Herbie film! 30 years later, having been pretty much a life long VW fan, I finally have one. I was watching this on eBay last week, and was the highest bidder, but it didn't make reserve. Anyway, after a bit of negotiation, I went on Saturday morning to collect. So... he's a 1973 Beetle 1303, with a non-standard 1600cc engine (48bhp) in a rather bright shade of orange! I've never had a car that attracts so much attention! Driving back on Saturday, I had toots on the M25, kids waving out the bac
  7. Are VW preparing for dual hot hatch launch at IAA Frankfurt in September 2015? It appears to us that Volkswagen is gearing up for a rather large party... as many will know, 2016 will be the 40th anniversary of the Golf GTI, and with any big birthday, there's no harm in starting the party a little bit early........... Click here to view the article
  8. It appears to us that Volkswagen is gearing up for a rather large party... as many will know, 2016 will be the 40th anniversary of the Golf GTI, and with any big birthday, there's no harm in starting the party a little bit early. The 40th birthday of the GTI is being marked with the very special GTI Clubsport, a 287bhp (on overboost) version of the Golf, with reduced weight, improved aero, a manual gearbox, chassis tweaks and a roll cage. Dale Lomas who runs the website 'Bridge to Gantry' has spied the GTI Clubsport being tested at the 'ring in what looks to everyone like full producti
  9. Enough of the rumours, we’ve got the facts on the most hotly awaited Golf this Century…Imagine having a job where you could let your inner child run free, creating cars that not only look to the future, but also showcase the very latest in technology. Well that’s the job of Christoph Bronder, Head of Technical Development at Volkswagen, and the man responsible for all of Volkswagens Concept Cars worldwide, including the much discussed R400. The car itself looks impressive… it rides low on its widened track, the greeny yellow flashes against the deep metallic silver paint (‘borrow
  10. Imagine having a job where you could let your inner child run free, creating cars that not only look to the future, but also showcase the very latest in technology. Well that’s the job of Christoph Bronder, Head of Technical Development at Volkswagen, and the man responsible for all of Volkswagens Concept Cars worldwide, including the much discussed R400. The car itself looks impressive… it rides low on its widened track, the greeny yellow flashes against the deep metallic silver paint (‘borrowed’ from Porsche) signifying something out of the ordinary, something that treads into un
  11. I'd imagine it will be static only, and I can't see why it wouldn't be there on all three days.
  12. I think the thursday is the 'press' day with limited hill climb activity... Fri/Sat/Sun are the full public days
  13. Volkswagen continues development of the '400 Project', and promises that the concept will be shown at the Goodwood Festival of Speed... Announced in a press release today, Volkswagen has confirmed that the Golf R 400 Concept will be on show at this months Goodwood Festival of Speed. We quote... "Based on the standard Golf R hatchback, the R 400 concept ups the ante considerably, with 400PS and 450 Nm of torque - plus looks to match the performance." This is great news for R enthusiasts as it shows Volkswagens further commitment to developing the model, and gaining increased public aware
  14. Announced in a press release today, Volkswagen has confirmed that the Golf R 400 Concept will be on show at this months Goodwood Festival of Speed. We quote... "Based on the standard Golf R hatchback, the R 400 concept ups the ante considerably, with 400PS and 450 Nm of torque - plus looks to match the performance." This is great news for R enthusiasts as it shows Volkswagens further commitment to developing the model, and gaining increased public awareness in what will be the fastest production Golf to ever roll out of Wolfsburg. The Goodwood Festival of Speed takes place on the
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