After reading through the “Return of a legend” article, we ran across this bit of news at the end. Since it was at the very end we wanted to bring it to the top level for all that might not read it in its entirety.
Powered by natural gas, delivers 320 hp Wow!
In addition to the three factory-prepared and factory-fielded Scirocco vehicles, the 24-Hour Race will be contested by a Volkswagen Golf with a natural gas engine. Its suspension, body and engine base are the same as that of the Golf GTI that clinched class victory and eighth place overall in 2007. However, unlike last year’s car, the Golf GTI R-Line entered by RSG Wolfsburg is powered by natural gas, delivers 320 hp and will be driven by the seasoned racers Thomas Klenke (D), Mario Merten (D), Kai Jordan (D) and Peter Terting (D).
We are not sure if this is a first but with A Natural Gas engine racing! They are not putting it under the EcoFuel name but these are the engines running natural gas.
The American Le Mans Series has been promoting ethanol as well as other domestic series.
Volkswagen, SEAT and Audi are religiously pushing the TDI with the newly formed Jetta TDI Cup, ALMS, Le Mans, WTCC and BTCC.
We can’t wait to see how this ends up for the team and car!
- Volkswagen Motorsport