As a kid of the ‘80s, whenever something comes out with the GTi badge Bobby Nitro gets perky, as this go-fast version of the popular Golf was always a cabbie to be reckoned with at the robots.
Now in its eighth generation the standard version of the iconic Golf GTi, it might be said, is at the tame end of the power curve, with its 180kW and 370Nm output figure.
Do not despair, however, as VW has addressed this by unleashing a more hardcore version, the Clubsport, capable of a scintillating 221kW and 400Nm.
The two-litre turbopetrol engine is said to enable a zero to hero dash in under six seconds. Add to this the beefed up dynamics, with an electromechanical limited slip diff and increased camber on the front axle, and you have enviable roadholding too.
The Clubsport ships with 18-inch Richmond alloys. What also sets it apart is a unique front bumper design. Looking much like a stretched honeycomb, that includes two large intakes, widened sills and a bespoke diffuser with nice oval tailpipes.