The Volkswagen Golf24 will make its 24 hour race debut at the NÃ¼rburgring this weekend. It has been created to celebrate the 35th birthday of the GTI. In some ways it’s an odd tributeâ€”with all-wheel drive and a 2.5 litre inline five cylinder engineâ€”it features a drivetrain never seen in a GTI before and one […]
There’s a pretty easy way to ensure a class win at the NÃ¼rburgring 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 […]
Volkswagen gave enjoyed class wins at the last two NÃ¼rburgring 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 […]
Following class-winning efforts in the last two years Volkswagen is pushing the Scirocco GT24-CNG towards further success at the NÃ¼rburgring 24 hour race in 2010. Back with more power and less emissions Danish driver Nicki Thiim set a new Grand Prix trackâ€“Nordschleife lap record for front-wheel drive vehicles last weekend when he recorded a benchmark […]
Here’s an interesting lap from Netherlands based company JD Engineering. Filmed in October 2007 it shows their 376hp (280kW) Mk5 Golf GTI completing a bridge to gantry time of around 8 minutes 18 seconds. The footage itself is not so great, the camera mount has too much movement, but any sub 8:30 time is worth […]
Following on from Peter McKay’s report on his experience at the 1997 NÃ¼rburgring 24 hour race is his report from the 1998 race. First published in the September 1998 issue of Australia’s Wheels magazine, it’s actually a very good read and tells the tale of how an Australian with a bit of vision, and a […]
There has been plenty of coverage of Volkswagen’s Race Scirocco on AUSringers, and here’s a new tasty morsel to get you by. I trust you will enjoy this promo clip and that it will whet your appetite for this weekend’s NÃ¼rburgring 24 hour race.