3 May 2016

Volkswagen has smashed the Nürburgring lap record for front-driven cars with its new Golf GTI Clubsport S hot hatch.

The S beats previous record holder the Honda Civic Type R by 1.4sec, and arrives as the most potent Golf to ever make production.

Professional racing driver Benny Leuchter was the man behind the wheel of the Golf at the 'Ring, and Volkswagen has released the footage above so you can see how he did it.

Read more about the Clubsport S:

Read our Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport S review here

Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport S smashes Nürburgring lap record

EXCLUSIVE: We ride around the Nürburgring in the VW Golf GTI Clubsport S

Q&A with Benny Leuchter - VW's record-breaking 'Ring driver

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