The limited-run Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport S has been capturing plenty of attention in the motoring world, as the car’s October launch in the UK edges ever closer.

One of the standout feats of the hot hatch is that it’s able to complete a lap of the Nürburgring in just 7 minutes and 49.21 seconds.

By being 1.4 seconds quicker than the Honda Civic Type R, the lap secured the Golf GTI Clubsport S a spot in the history books. The car is now the fastest front-wheel-drive car to have ever raced around the Nürburgring.

Making history isn’t the only impressive feat set by the Golf GTI Clubsport S at the German race track though. In fact, the lap means that the vehicle is within 25 seconds of making it into the top 20 quickest cars around the famous course — the Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 currently holds 20th spot with a time of 7 minutes and 25 seconds.

For a look at the full top 20 list and how close the VW Golf GTI Clubsport S is from 1st position, check out this table compiled by Inchcape Volkswagen:

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The numbers associated with the Golf GTI Clubsport S put it in a great position to catch the eye at the Nürburgring, especially when you consider that it can produce 306bhp at 5,350-6,600 rpm and torque of 380Nm at 1,700-5,300rpm.

From a driving perspective, these figures convert into a car that can reach 62mph from rest in just 5.8 seconds before going on to record a top speed of 165mph.

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