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SPOTTED: VW Golf GTI Clubsport at Simola Hillclimb

2016-05-10 10:38

Sean Parker

SPOTTED IN SIMOLA: Ahead of its local launch in July, journalist Sean Parker spotted the Volkswagen GTI Clubsport at the Simola hillclimb. Image: Wheels24 / Sean Parker

Cape Town - Wheels24 reported earlier in May 2016, that Volkswagen's GTI Clubsport S set a new lap record for front-wheel drive cars at the famed Nurburgring race track. 

The track-focused Clubsport S posted a time of 7mins49.21 You can watch that video here.

Arrives in July 2016

VW South Africa says it won't be making the Clubsport S available in Mzansi however, the automaker confirmed it would launch the 'standard' Clubsport with 195kW/350Nm, locally.

The Clubsport gains new sports seats, alcantara trim and a tweaked exterior compared to the standard Golf GTI.

Ahead of the local launch, Wheels24's Sean Parker spotted the Clubsport at the 2016 Jaguar Simola Hillclimb in Knysna.

Here are a few of his images:

Can anyone guess which car @sean_parker23 has spotted in Knysna? #CarsofInstagram

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Also spotted at the hillclimb:

Jaguar used the motorsport event to unveil its first-ever SUV to South Africans: check out their all-new F-Pace.

Jaguar South Africa showed off one of only five Project 7 sports cars in the country at the event. The hand-built Project 7 is powered by a 423kW/680Nm 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine.

The car seen below is a customer's vehicle and was used for VIP runs up the Simola Hill.


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