Volkswagen returns to Germany's biggest car race

From 7 to 10 June Volkswagen will return to Germany’s biggest race with two Golf GTIs. The 24-hour race will take place at the Nürburgring

The GTIs what will race have an output of 300 hp, exactly 50 per cent or 100 hp more than the production car. The two-litre TFSI turbo engine transmits its power through a six-speed DSG-Direct Shift Gearbox. Volkswagen Motorsport developed the race car in only four months. In addition to unique design solutions, the technicians benefited from the resources and race-proven developments available within the affiliated group.

About the race...

One lap through the "Green Hell” is 25.378 kilometres, the combined length of the Nordschleife and Nürburgring Grand Prix circuit is greater than any other race track. The 24-hour classic has been held since 1970. Also, a maximum of 230 cars can practice for the forthcoming 35th running of this marathon, while 220 are permitted to start the race – no other starting grid for a 24-hour race is so big. Over 700 drivers, some from abroad, face up to the motorsport marathon. And finally, the race visited by approximately 200,000 spectators also competes for attendance records in Germany. "It is the largest motorsport spectacle in Germany and Europe,” says Volkswagen Motorsport Director Kris Nissen. "We are not competing for overall victory, for us it is purely and simply a question of being a part of the action with two cars in this unique long-distance race. As the brand’s best-selling model, the Golf races in front of the largest conceivable motorsport crowd – a fitting backdrop.”

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