• Feb 17, 2011

Volkswagen Golf24 endurance racer hits the track – Click above to watch video after the jump

Volkswagen's stunning new widebody racing Golf was recently shown off in in photographic fashion and now we finally have some noise and moving imagery of the Golf24 endurance racer thanks to a new VWvideo.

The people's racer was filmed on a track conducting some shakedown runs before it tackles the 24 Hours of Nürburgring. This isn't just some tarted-up Golf with a roll-cage installed: Under the hood sits a turbocharged 2.5-liter inline five-cylinder producing 434 horsepower and 398 pound-feet of torque. That go-fast energy is channeled through a six-speed sequential gearbox and sent out to all four wheels. Click past the jump to see the Volkswagen Golf24 in action.



[Source: Volkswagen via YouTube]




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      • 3 Years Ago
      Man, that US VW Rabbit 2.5 is really making good name for itself. Well, this engines block based on it anyway.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Video people should lower their egos and give us a bit of what the car is about. That was pure nonsense.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I know it goes well, but it's too funny looking. I much prefer may cars tubbed out to those big wheel arches.
      • 3 Years Ago
      what class alows 4wd?
        • 3 Years Ago
        The nurburgring 24h allows pretty much any car with a rollcage installed.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Thats badass. I wonder if it will whip the LF-A again this year in the 24hr of Nurburgring...
        • 3 Years Ago
        Research is your friend. Of course, you're a car salesman, so you're not expected to know much about cars, but know how to sell them.

        The Nurburgring 24 was only a test-bed for the LF-A and was never meant to be an actual race for the car. Also, the LF-A is in a TOTALLY different class than this Golf24. The LF-A competes in the stock class while the Golf24 competes in the GT3-spec class.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Just a question....

      But why Golf, and not Scirocco?

      Even more so... but why isn't Scirocco just established as the 3-door hatch version of the Golf platform, and keep the Golf name as the 5-door hatch?

      That is, now that the Scirocco isn't a fastback like the original or a successor to the Corrado, and is barely different than a Golf 3-door anyway.

      Other than that it seems like a fast car. A VW-bodied TT-RS for the race track.
        • 3 Years Ago
        golf is a better known name to the average consumer than scirocco.
        • 3 Years Ago
        They have a Scirrocco 24 as well, but this one was created in honor of the 35th anniversary of the GTI.
        • 3 Years Ago
        the Rabbit name was only used in the US. the Golf sells internationally , that's why they use it instead of the Scirocco.

        a fast Golf is good marketing for all cars based on its platform.
        • 3 Years Ago
        or a golf R with a RS3 or TT RS engine...
        • 3 Years Ago
        I agree. the Scirocco looks a bit lower, so I'm assuming better center of gravity too.
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