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So, this is the fastest front-drive hatch around the Nürburgring? No. Wrong Golf GTI. You’re understandably thinking of the visually identical Golf GTI Clubsport S, which has 306bhp and the Nürburgring champion of the world belt around its waist. Golf GTIs have got quite confusing lately. Right…what’s this then? The regular Clubsport. Since we last drove it at the Portimao circuit in Portugal, VW has tacked ‘Edition 40’ onto its name, signifying four decades of Golfs wearing those three hallowed letters. The mk4, mk5 and mk6 all got respective 25th, 30th and 35th editions, so it’s fitting the current mk7 Golf gets to have its birthday cake and eat it, too. Now we get to try it on real roads, in Britain. I know, VW’s pictures were taken at a race track. Sorry about that. Just imagine less red and white kerbing and more potholes.