If you're looking for subtly, look elsewhere.
While we're still waiting for the new Volkswagen Golf R to arrive, German aftermarket tuner Yido Performance has spiced up the Golf GTI Clubsport with a raft of modifications. The Golf GTI Clubsport, which slots between the Golf GTI and Golf R and has sadly never been sold in America, is no longer in production, but Yido Performance is continuing its legacy.
The tuner has fitted a body kit that adds a front spoiler lip, side skirts and rear diffuser, along with black-red VW emblems on the front and rear. You certainly won't miss this modified Golf GTI Clubsport, as the body is finished in red, blue, black, white, and gold, and decorated with logos. It looks like it was designed in the livery editor of a Need for Speed or Forza Motorsport video game. If you're looking for subtly, look elsewhere.
Custom fender flares also give the Golf GTI Clubsport a more aggressive appearance. The most striking exterior enhancement, however, has to be the gold-brushed 20-inch forged wheels. To increase the stopping power, a six-piston performance brake system have been added. Other modifications include custom air suspension that brings the hot hatchback lower to the ground and an exhaust system with flap control from Remus combined with a 3.5-inch downpipe. The colorful theme continues inside, as the racing seats match the extravagant exterior.
Under the hood, a Stage 2 performance kit upgrades the turbo inlet and outlet, intercooler, carbon intake, and remapped ECU. As a result, power output increases to 414 hp and 480 lb-ft of torque.
That's nearly twice as much power as the standard Golf GTI Clubsport, which generates 261 hp and 258 lb-ft from a 2.0-liter turbo. This increases to 286 hp and 280 lb-ft for ten seconds when using overboost.
Yido Performance hasn't said how these modifications affect the performance, but with almost twice as much power on tap, it's safe to say this tuned Golf GTI Clubsport will be significantly faster than the regular model, which will accelerate from 0-62 mph in 5.9 seconds before topping out at 155 mph.