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Photo of the day: VW Golf Clubsport S meets Mk1 GTI

As VW's 'Ring victor immediately sells out, here it is meeting its iconic ancestor

Whatever you think of Nürburgring records, and their relevance in the real world, they haven’t half given us some great cars.

Cars like the 306bhp VW Golf GTI Clubsport S. It’s a limited-edition hot hatchback which recently took the ‘Ring record for front-wheel-drive cars, lapping the Nordschleife in under 7mins 50secs. That claim supplements its 164mph top speed and 5.8sec 0-62mph time nicely.

Bragging rights aside, it also happens to be a damn good car to drive, as we found out back in June. If you’re thinking of buying one, however, too late: VW may have only just announced its price - £33,995 – but all 150 coming to the UK have sold. Sorry.

As hot hatch addicts, the Brits are getting the biggest share of the 400 Clubsport Ss being produced. Such addicts, it turns out, even that isn’t enough for us.

To save you shedding a tear they’ve all gone, though, here’s a picture of said Clubsport S merrily making its way around the ‘Ring with its Mk1 VW Golf GTI ancestor in tow. Wonder what the time deficit between these two would be?

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