Archive for the ‘Volkswagen’ Category

Volkswagen Golf24 says happy 35th to the GTI

The iconic Golf GTI turns 35 in 2011 and boy has Volkswagen got a ripping birthday present in store. The Golf24, the scary beauty you see before you is that present. It’s Volkswagen’s latest balls out Nürburgring 24 hour race project. “With the new Golf24 we are continuing our successful commitment at the Nürburgring 24-hour […]

Hans Joachim-Stuck takes Scirocco R around Nordschleife

If you had the keys to a Scirocco R and free access to the Nürburgring, could it get any better? Well, yes it could, as a matter of fact. Imagine having Ring legend Hans Joachim-Stuck as your own personal tour guide. That’s exactly what happened to Autocar journo Steve Sutcliffe recently. Perhaps the only downside […]

The Toaster – A personal account of the 24 hour race

Kiwi Wayne Moore is a long time supporter of AUSringers and, more importantly, a long time racer at the Ring. This year marked Wayne’s 17th consecutive appearance. Making the pilgrimage to the Eifel mountains each year from New Zealand takes desire, dedication and a love of repetition. Read on to find out why. The Toaster […]

2010 N24 – Volkswagen post-race press release

There’s a pretty easy way to ensure a class win at the Nürburgring 24 hour race and Volkswagen have it all worked out. There were four cars entered in the Alternative Fuels class this year, three of them were Volkswagen Sciroccos fuelled by bio natural gas. However, to dismiss their efforts on that basis would […]

2010 N24 – Volkswagen pre-race press release

Volkswagen gave enjoyed class wins at the last two Nürburgring 24 hour races. First with the Golf GTI, then with the Scirocco GT24. In 2010 VW are pinning their hopes on the Scirocco GT24 CNG. It’s fuelled with bio natural gas and emits up to 80% less CO2 emissions than conventional fuels. With around 330kW […]

Scirocco prepares for N24 threepeat

Following class-winning efforts in the last two years Volkswagen is pushing the Scirocco GT24-CNG towards further success at the Nürburgring 24 hour race in 2010. Back with more power and less emissions Danish driver Nicki Thiim set a new Grand Prix track–Nordschleife lap record for front-wheel drive vehicles last weekend when he recorded a benchmark […]

Volkswagen Scirocco R – iPhone game

Volkswagen has recently launched another iPhone driving game. This time featuring the Scirocco R. The theory goes that you’re racing around the Nordschleife in the “Scirocco R 24 hour Challenge”. The reality is it’s simply a marketing gimmick designed to get you to add your name to Volkswagen’s database. The game itself is okay, if […]