It was just about a week ago that we caught wind of Volkswagen’s latest hot hatch, the GTI Clubsport S
. Now the automaker has announced that its hardcore, track-focused two-door has swiped the Nurburgring record for fastest FWD car from the Honda Civic Type R. Professional German racer Benny Leuchter piloted the Clubsport S around the Green Hell in 7:49.21. The Honda Civic Type R’s fastest lap was
7:50.63. That’s a full second faster, but the Clubsport S was designed with lap time records in mind.