We get information from carsession.com about Volkswagen Automaker. The information is Volkswagen car maker has unveiled new cars race series, it’s named 2011 Volkswagen Golf24 Race Car and will return at 2011 Nurburgring 24 hour race challenger. 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.
The new Volkswagen Golf24 Race Car powered a 2.5-litre 5-cylinder turbocharged engine, of torque which get sent to the permanent all-wheel-drive system via a sequential 6-speed transmissions with steering wheel mounted paddle shifters.
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.
The Volkswagen Golf24 with all of the ‘traditional’ race spec features which means a wider track, a stiffer and lower suspension, upgraded brakes, improved aerodynamics, a massive rear wing, plus a roll cage and a racing seat. The Volkswagen Golf24 is a step forward from the last Nurburgring challenger which was a 2007 Golf producing 300 HP which was front-wheel drive.
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.”