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2011 Volkswagen Golf24 Race Car

2011 Volkswagen Golf24 Race Car

Volkswagen has announced that it is to return to the demanding Nürburgring 24-hour race in 2011 with an all-new challenger - the Golf24. Equipped with four-wheel drive and developing 433 hp, the dramatic racing version of Volkswagen's best-selling model has already undergone initial testing ahead of the legendary 24-hour race, regarded as one of the toughest tests in the motorsport calendar, which this year takes place from 23 to 26 June. (continued below)

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2011 Volkswagen Golf24 Race Car 2011 Volkswagen Golf24 Race Car 2011 Volkswagen Golf24 Race Car 2011 Volkswagen Golf24 Race Car 2011 Volkswagen Golf24 Race Car
2011 Volkswagen Golf24 Race Car 2011 Volkswagen Golf24 Race Car

Volkswagen Enters a Crazy Golf for 2011 Nurburgring 24-Hour

Source: Volkswagen | Published: Fri Feb 11, 2011

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The Golf24 is fitted with a 2.5-liter five-cylinder turbocharged engine producing 433 hp and maximum torque of 398 lb-ft (540 Nm). Power is transmitted to the permanent four-wheel drive by a sequential six-speed gearbox with paddle shift operation.

Volkswagen's last factory fielding of the Golf on the famous roller-coaster circuit of the Nürburgring-Nordschleife dates back to 2007, at which time the front-wheel drive vehicle that delivered about 300 hp finished in eighth place overall, ahead of numerous favorites. Successive class victories for the Scirocco GT24 over the past three years have followed but the competitiveness of the event has increased enormously meaning a new technical concept was required.

Volkswagen Motorsport Director Kris Nissen explains: "With the new Golf24 we are continuing our successful commitment at the Nürburgring 24-hour race. The event enjoys huge popularity, is one of the true classics in motorsport and, due to its extreme distance and unique race track, also represents a very big technical challenge, With our spectacular Golf we want to provide an additional highlight in front of a large audience - right in time for the 35th anniversary of the GTI this year."

Before lining up on the grid of the grueling 15.5-mile (25 km) circuit in June, the Golf24 will undergo an extensive testing and development program. This began at the end of last year at Portugal's Portimao circuit and further tests have been completed at Vallelunga in Italy. The Golf24 will also compete in three races in the Endurance Championship on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife.

Specifications
Key: AT - automatic transmission, MT - manual transmission, F/R/AWD - front/rear/all wheel drive
Powertrain
Type I5, Turbocharged
Displacement 153 cu in (2500 cc)
Power 433 hp @ n/a RPM
Torque 398 lb-ft @ n/a RPM
Redline n/a
Driveline All Wheel Drive
Transmission 6 Speed Sequential
Brakes & Tires
Brakes Front - Rear Ventilated Discs - Ventilated Discs
Tire Size Front - Rear n/a
Exterior Dimensions & Weight
Length n/a
Width n/a
Height n/a
Curb Weight n/a
Performance
0-60 n/a
1/4 Mile n/a
60-0 Braking n/a
Top Speed n/a
Fuel Economy
EPA Fuel Mileage - City/Highway n/a
Origin & Price
Origin Germany
Base Retail Price (MSRP) n/a

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