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Volkswagen Scirocco shows class at Nürburgring

The Volkswagen Motorsport program enjoyed more success at the Nürburgring 24 hour over the weekend with class wins for the Scirocco in the SP3T and AT categories. The #118 petrol powered Scirocco R came home in 15th outright presenting drivers Jimmy Johansson, Florian Gruber, Nicki Thiim and Martin Karlhofer a third consecutive SP3T class win […]

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 […]

Volkswagen Scirocco GT24 CNG

Volkswagen will be launching a five-strong Scirocco attack on the Nürburgring 24 hour race this year. Returning to defend its title is the familiar Scirocco GT24, which will hit the track with a three car team. The new kid on the block, though, is the Scirocco GT24 CNG. That’s right, a Scirocco racer fuelled by […]

Scirocco GT24 prepares for N24 defence

The Volkswagen Scirocco GT24 is well underway with preparations for a return to the Nürburgring 24 hour race. Volkswagen Motorsport will be hoping for another excellent showing, which last year saw the team claim a 1-2 class victory. The team had a shoot out in the four hour VLN event last weekend. It’s fair to […]

Hans-Joachim Stuck talks to AUSringers

Hans-Joachim Stuck is a man who has a rich Nürburgring heritage. He has been racing on the Nordschleife since the late 1960s. In that time he has secured numerous victories, including three outright wins in the Nürburgring 24 hour race. Of course, Hans Stuck’s career has extended well beyond the Eifel track, to Formula One, […]

Golf GTI ‘R’ tested on the Nordschleife

Is this the new über Golf GTI ‘R’ being tested at the Ring? One thing is sure to be certain, it is unlikely to be a 2.0 TDI as the rear badges suggest. For one, the centre mount twin exhaust hint at a far more potent powerplant. While not likely to be final, the extended […]

Hans-Joachim Stuck prefers to drive the Nürburgring in a GTI

This was the revelation contained in today’s press release from Volkswagen announcing details of the production ready Mk6 Golf GTI. Hans-Joachim Stuck’s full quote reads, “We always had a GTI in the family, from the first to the sixth. The Pirelli Editions too. There were no gaps here. Even when I was under contract with […]