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Scirocco GT24-CNG finishes 27th overall at the 2011 Nurburgring 24 Hour

no116 VW Scirocco GT24 CNG Nurburgring

With the Golf24 gaining much of the attention over the weekend, the two Scirocco GT24-CNG’s were quietly doing their thing. Leading up, testing and qualifying sessions went very well. The no117, driven by Nasser Al-Attiyah, Carlos Sainz and Giniel de Villiers and Klaus Niedzwiedz started 61st. The no116 had Vanina Ickx, Bernd Ostmann, Peter Wyss and Klaus Niedzwiedz (driving two cars) at the wheel and 66th on grid. They finished 27th and 46th respectively.

In 2009, we saw the premiere of the GT24-CNG engine at the 24 Hour. VW went on to a 1-2 in the AT class and a 17th overall. In 2010, VW entered 3 of them, going on to a 1-2-3 win in the AT class. All three finished in the Top 20. Continue reading ‘Scirocco GT24-CNG finishes 27th overall at the 2011 Nurburgring 24 Hour’

Volkswagen celebrates 100,000 third-generation Sciroccos

VW Autoeuropa celebrates 100,000 Scirocco's

Since its market launch in 1974, this compact sports coupé has been the most successful Volkswagen in its segment: 795,650 vehicles were sold up to 1992. Currently, the third generation is being manufactured. Continue reading ‘Volkswagen celebrates 100,000 third-generation Sciroccos’

Volkswagen Scirocco GT24-CNG presented at Le Mans

Volkswagen Scirocco GT24-24, Hours of Le Mans

Innovative 24-hour technology at the endurance classic par excellence – driven by a motorsport legend: The Volkswagen Scirocco GT24-CNG successful at the Nürburgring-Nordschleife was presented to the adoring motorsport public at Le Mans. (continue reading…)

Top 16 finish and class win for the Volkswagen Scirocco GT24-CNG at the Nurburgring 24 Hour

Volkswagen Scirocco GT24-CNG, Bio Natural Gas, Nasser Al-Attiyah, Vanina  Ickx, Klaus Niedzwiedz, Dieter Depping

With most of the focus put on the leading Audi vs Porsche battle and attrition, Volkswagen was cranking out the laps right behind them. Not literally but the 330hp bio-gas powered Scirocco’s held their own amongst the top 25. While some of the top tier cars had numerous issues, the Scirocco’s had zero. With many production based parts, the Scirocco’s were running the ultra reliable DSG six-speed double clutch gearbox and electro-mechanical steering. there were a few accidents which did result in changing parts but overall it was indestructible. In the end, the #117 Scirocco landed 16th overall out of 200. Continue reading ‘Top 16 finish and class win for the Volkswagen Scirocco GT24-CNG at the Nurburgring 24 Hour’

Gallery: Volkswagen Scirocco GT24-CNG from the Nurburgring 24 Hours

Volkswagen Scirocco GT24-CNG, Nurburgring 24 Hours

We just updated our gallery for the Volkswagen Scirocco GT24-CNG. It now has over 60 images. Have a look after the jump and share, share, share! (continue reading…)

Nurburgring 24 Hours: Bio Natural Gas powered Volkswagen Sciroccos off to good start

Scirocco GT24-CNG, Nurburgring 24 Hours

Gallery after the jump!

Good starting positions for the three Volkswagen Scirocco GT24-CNG with Bio Natural Gas power at the 24-hour race around the Nürburgring: Juniors Jimmy Johansson (S), Florian Gruber (D), Nicki Thiim (DK) and Peter Terting (D) clinched first place in qualifying in the class for cars with alternative power and 35th of 199 cars. (continue reading…)

Volkswagen Scirocco with bio natural gas power ready for Nurburgring 24 Hours

Scirocco GT24-CNG, Nurburgring 24 Hours

With bio natural gas into the “Green Hell”: the three Volkswagen teams of the factory-fielded and factory-prepared Scirocco GT24-CNG are tackling the Nürburgring 24 Hours from 12 to 16 May with supreme motivation. (continue reading…)

Volkswagen Scirocco GT24 to tackle Green Hell with bio natural gas

Volkswagen Scirocco GT24, Green Hell

Volkswagen will tackle the Green Hell with some “green” technologies. Three to be exact. Once again the insane Nurburgring 24hr is right around the corner and Volkswagen will enter three Scirocco GT24-CNG cars. These new cars actually drop C02 levels 80% over conventual fuels and up their power from last years 282hp to 330hp! We will see some familiar faces like Vanina Ickx and rally pro Nasser Al-Attiyah along with a technology team of Professors and journalist. Continue reading ‘Volkswagen Scirocco GT24 to tackle Green Hell with bio natural gas’

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