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Offline Exonian

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Re: Clubsport Reviews
« Reply #80 on: 23 January 2021, 14:44 »
I expect the Art Velours will arrive as an option for the regular GTI soon.

Slightly irritating that the CS has cloth door panel inserts but a PVC armrest. At least the “drift mode yo!” R has art velour alcantara door panel inserts to go with its TCR/R-Line patterned seats.


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https://youtu.be/awU1qeMPUSA

Driving gloves man strikes again too:
https://youtu.be/OfB8TtVUlPI
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Offline king monkey

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Re: Clubsport Reviews
« Reply #81 on: 23 January 2021, 15:29 »
I don’t have any real desire to change at the mo but that exhaust does sound pretty good!
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Re: Clubsport Reviews
« Reply #82 on: 25 January 2021, 09:19 »
MK8 Clubsport Vs New Civic Type R written review.

https://www.topgear.com/car-news/hot-hatch/vw-golf-gti-clubsport-vs-honda-civic-type-r

No prices for guessing which one he prefers 🙄 but it seems like he really likes the Clubby too.
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Offline Jim_mk7.5

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Re: Clubsport Reviews
« Reply #83 on: 25 January 2021, 10:15 »
I don’t have any real desire to change at the mo but that exhaust does sound pretty good!

And people keep saying you can't have pops and bangs in 2021 on a new car from manufacturer - clearly you can!  :smiley:
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Re: Clubsport Reviews
« Reply #84 on: 25 January 2021, 10:25 »
I keep looking, keep hoping to find a single review where when it includes a Type R that someone says the pick isn't the Honda...

That article does kinda hit on the thing with the Type R though, best driving hot hatch but not the one you can live with.

Does anyone think any of the other marques COULD make a Type R competitor?

A Golf with ridiculous aero, bucket seats, some race type suspension, slick manual gearbox.

 I think they probably could, but does it make any commercial sense? I don't think it does.



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Offline Jim_mk7.5

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Re: Clubsport Reviews
« Reply #85 on: 25 January 2021, 10:49 »
Evo had the latest Type R in their car of the year and it did really well. The looks are a massive part of a hot hatch and for me, I wouldn't want all that extra bodywork but they mention the Evo/STI rally reps with big spoilers and how they were acceptable. But again, Ok for a weekend toy but an everyday car has to work in lots of different circumstances which is why the hot Golfs are so popular. Plus Civic is manual only.
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Re: Clubsport Reviews
« Reply #86 on: 25 January 2021, 13:56 »
I expect the Art Velours will arrive as an option for the regular GTI soon.

Slightly irritating that the CS has cloth door panel inserts but a PVC armrest. At least the “drift mode yo!” R has art velour alcantara door panel inserts to go with its TCR/R-Line patterned seats.


0-100KPH
100-200KPH

https://youtu.be/awU1qeMPUSA

Driving gloves man strikes again too:
https://youtu.be/OfB8TtVUlPI

Just came across this one as well.. Pure sounds

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vehXVDpRpHY
NOW - 330e M Sport
GONE - 2018 Mk7.5 GTI Performance 5dr DSG, Tungsten Silver, 2017 Mk7.5 GTI 5dr DSG, Indium Grey


Offline Yusee

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Re: Clubsport Reviews
« Reply #87 on: 25 January 2021, 22:15 »
MK8 Clubsport Vs New Civic Type R written review.

https://www.topgear.com/car-news/hot-hatch/vw-golf-gti-clubsport-vs-honda-civic-type-r

No prices for guessing which one he prefers 🙄 but it seems like he really likes the Clubby too.

Quoted weight for the Clubsport is 1461- I assume this is with driver and fluids. It does seem a lot heavier than the mk7 performance golfs, though most reports say it's only marginally heavier than the outgoing mk7.
A 5dr manual mk7 GTI Performance weights 1380, for example.
Can anyone shed any light on the quoted weights? Does anyone know a good source for comparing kerb weights?
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Offline fredgroves

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Re: Clubsport Reviews
« Reply #88 on: 25 January 2021, 22:44 »
On the website it says the unladen weight of 1461kg includes 90% full fuel tank, 68kg driver and 7kg of luggage in line with eu directive 95/48.
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Offline Yusee

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Re: Clubsport Reviews
« Reply #89 on: 25 January 2021, 23:06 »
So, these are weights from Evo- basic spec, manual, with fluids-
Mk7 gti 1276
Ed40 - 1300
Mk7.5 gti- 1289
7.5 gti P- 1312

Add a 75kg driver to these numbers, still makes the mk8 sound heavy. I think I read in Evo’s review of the gti that it was only 2kg heavier than the mk7. Sounds like a lot more than that to me!
2018 Golf GTI Performance  5dr manual, Isaac blue
1988 Peugeot 205 GTI 1.9