Volkswagen has built a record breaking, 306bhp limited edition of the Golf GTI, to mark the 40th birthday of its iconic hot hatch, and we leapt at the chance to drive it on track.
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Read the Volkswagen Golf GTI (2013 - ) car review by Auto Trader's motoring experts, covering price, specification, running costs, practicality, safety and how it drives