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Video: 2016’s six hottest Golfs – which is quickest?

Published: 19 October 2016

► Showdown: GTI vs Clubsport vs S vs R vs GTD vs GTE
► The six hottest Golfs go head-to-head on track
► Discover their six lap times at Anglesey circuit

Volkswagen’s Golf GTI has mushroomed into a six-strong range, bookended by Nürburgring Norschleife lap record-holder the Clubsport S and the low CO2, high performance GTE hybrid.

We took both – plus the all-wheel-drive R, regular GTI, GTD diesel and 261bhp Clubsport – to Anglesey circuit, to find out which is quickest and which is the most fun.

Watch the full video here

Which wins when the stripped-out Golf Clubsport S takes on the all-wheel drive R around Anglesey? Is the Clubsport much quicker than a regular GTI? And which is the fastest eco-hot Golf: the GTD or GTE? Find out in our full video.

See more from our 40 years of hot Golfs special here

By Phil McNamara

Editor-in-chief of CAR magazine