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Meet the most powerful Volkswagen Golf GTI – the 295kW Heartbeat

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While the Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport S maybe the new Nürburgring front-wheel drive record holder, the one-off Golf GTI Heartbeat surely holds the title of the most powerful Golf GTI, ever.

Boasting a mighty 295kW of power – 66kW more than the limited edition Clubsport S – the Golf GTI Heartbeat is the work of a group of young apprentices and was created exclusively for the annual Wörthersee meet in Austria in less than nine months.

We are not sure what lurks underneath the bonnet of the distinctive GTI Heartbeat, with Volkswagen only saying it is based on the Golf GTI Performance.

The car is finished in a reflex silver metallic exterior paint combined with a dark grey wrap for the roof and front end. The custom body kit is finished in high-gloss black and comes with a set of 20-inch BBS alloy wheels with a bespoke finish created especially for the car.

Inside, Volkswagen says the rear seats have been removed and the boot modified to accommodate a 1,360-watt audio system with 7-speakers, engraved glass covers and LED lighting.

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