VW Scirocco GT24 on the Nordschleife

VW Scirocco GT24 on the Nordschleife

To help get you in the mood for the Nürburgring 24 hour race Volkswagen have released a couple of video clips of the Scirocco GT24 with Jimmy Johansson at the wheel lapping a closed Nürburgring Nordschleife. With the main camera positioned lowe to the ground the effect is staggering. While this angle does flatten out some sections of the track, the descent into Breidscheid for example, the tunnel experience given through Fuchsröhre more than makes up for it.

To view the clips check out the Volkswagen Motorsport website now.

Don’t forget to keep your eyes tuned to AUSringers this weekend to see how the Australian teams go at the Nürburgring 24 hour race this weekend.

VW Scirocco GT24 on the Nordschleife

The Scirocco on the Nordschleife: the whole “Green Hell” on a video clip

Hatzenbach, Schwedenkreuz, Fuchsröhre, Kesselchen, Karussell, Schwalbenschwanz, Galgenkopf, Tiergarten – these are just some of the names describing the world’s most difficult race track: the “Green Hell”.

The Nordschleife of the Nürburgring, which was inaugurated in 1927, meanders up and down through the Eifel landscape – a maze of turns that will make the hearts of fans and drivers beat faster at the 24-hour race next weekend (21–24 May).

The whole “Green Hell” is shown on a unique video clip by Volkswagen Motorsport. The footage shot by a camera attached directly to the spoiler lip of the Scirocco GT24, not even ten centimetres above the tarmac, is breathtaking. The Nordschleife in low-level flight, just the race track, the woods, the blue Eifel sky, and nothing else – in other words, images not showing the typical cockpit perspective.

The 16:9 video can be viewed at www.volkswagen-motorsport.com/green_hell

Clear impression of the Nordschleife fascination

The driver of this fast, atypically free lap was the Swede Jimmy Johansson, last year’s winner of the two-litre turbo class in the Scirocco GT24, who will contest the 24 hours on the Nürburgring this weekend in one of the five Scirocco cars again. A second version shows the lap with picture-in-picture superimpositions of the cockpit work of the Volkswagen drivers.

“This video conveys a lot of the Nordschleife fascination,” says Volkswagen Motorsport Director Kris Nissen. “Viewers receive a clear impression of how tough and long this race track is and the kind of work the drivers have to do lap by lap.”