Archive for the ‘Volkswagen’ Category

Golf GTI Clubsport S claims FWD record

Volkswagen has claimed the unofficial front-wheel drive record with its limited edition Golf GTI Clubsport S. It’s a shame this video is so dodgy, but that’s all we’ve got for now. The lap time claimed is 7 minutes 49.21 seconds, which is a bit over one second quicker than the Honda Civic Type-R. If I […]

VIDEO: Ariel Atom v Mk2 Golf

In a little over one month from now I will be making Nürburgring trip #2. Given the last one was back in 2006 it’s not a great hit rate is it. Alas, being 15,000km+ away makes it difficult to pop over for a weekend visit! So, once again, I find myself watching videos of cars […]

Volkswagen Golf24 photo gallery

The Volkswagen Golf24 will make its 24 hour race debut at the Nürburgring this weekend. It has been created to celebrate the 35th birthday of the GTI. In some ways it’s an odd tribute—with all-wheel drive and a 2.5 litre inline five cylinder engine—it features a drivetrain never seen in a GTI before and one […]

2011 N24: Volkswagen pre-race press release

Volkswagen is bringing a five-car fleet to the Nürburgring 24 hour race. Of course, the limelight will be hogged by a trio of fearsome looking Golf24 machines, which have been created to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Golf GTI. With 450hp on offer from its 2.5 litre five cylinder and all-wheel drive grip these […]

Volkswagen Golf24 takes the high road

Last weekend the Volkswagen Golf24 took part in a VLN round to continue its development ahead of this year’s Nürburgring 24 hour race. Here’s some video of the car in action where the driver takes the high-line around the Karussell. That in itself is not so amazing, that the driver was doing so to overtake […]

Former F1 drivers to lead Golf24 charge

British drivers Johnny Herbert and Mark Blundell will draw on their Formula One and Le Mans winning experience to lead the Golf24 charge for Volkswagen Motorsport at the Nürburgring 24 hour race this year. With 440hp and all-wheel drive at their command the British duo should be capable of a top 10 finish. They will […]

Volkswagen Golf24 promo video

Volkswagen has released a brief teaser clip for their Golf24 endurance racer. At just 30 seconds it is too short, really, but hopefully we will see much more of this car at the Nürburgring 24 hour race in late June.