Volkwagen has made it clear that the automaker has no plans to dive into NASCAR, but that doesn't mean that the company is turning its back on American motorsports altogether. According to TheDetroitBureau.com, Grand Am, as well as Indy Car and the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. As you may recall, Audi took to Pike's Peak last year to show off the company's autonomous vehicle project, and Volkswagen has enjoyed good success in Colorado Springs with their diesel-powered Touareg race trucks.
In fact, TDB reports that Durheimer wasn't even completely against the notion of a NASCAR effort. Instead, the executive merely said that going full-bore into America's favorite motorsport would require too large of an investment and that those funds could be more successfully applied elsewhere. Of all of the options on the table, Durheimer has only completely nixed drag racing as a suitable Volkswagen venue. The executive is expected to bring his proposals before the automaker's top management soon.


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      Nick Balsbaugh
      • 3 Years Ago
      ALMS? Yes. *******. Please.
      protovici
      • 3 Years Ago
      NASCAR is cool, but VW in redneckville?? If they do the driver must have a German name!! Not a southern name!
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @protovici
        NASCAR IS NOT ALL REDNECKS! Some of you bigot morons need to realize this.
          Drakkon
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Elmo
          Not all, just mostly all. 1950's engine tech. 1970's aero, 1980's safety tech. In 20-30 years, NASCAR will enter the 21st century. You really need to worry when they name a product 'The Car of Tomorrow.' In 2013 they are launching 'The Car of the Day After Tomorrow.'
      RudyH
      • 3 Years Ago
      I would have backed out of buying an Audi if VW entered NASCAR Waiting for the new A3 :(
      Shane Gardner
      • 3 Years Ago
      IndyCar seems like their best over all option, then funding Audi in the ALMS.
      noodlz
      • 3 Years Ago
      Audi is already entering Grand-Am next year with the R8 (really wish they would have gone with ALMS), so I bet they become another engine supplier for IRL.
      SteveM
      • 3 Years Ago
      ALMS would be great - just wondering what model they would bring in?
        Kyle Potter
        • 3 Years Ago
        @SteveM
        AND LOOK AT THAT, JOHN! THE GT CLASS BEETLE HAS OVERTAKEN THE FERRARI, WHAT A RACE!!!!!
          Georg
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Kyle Potter
          happend this year at the northloop as the FWD Audi TT-RS VLN SP4 class beat all the supercars RWD and AWD ... GT3 RSR, GT3 Cup, R8LMS, Corvette, Viper, SLS GT3, Z4 GT3, GTR, hords of Aston Martin
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @SteveM
        It wouldn't be any model. It'll most likely be an LMP2 car. ALMS doesn't allow for FWD cars.
      rsxvue
      • 3 Years Ago
      Bring back Audi (fill-time) to ALMS please!
      Rahul Menon
      • 3 Years Ago
      Before goin behind any Volkswagon.. chk out this link.. nd think again.. http://vwdarkside.com/en/jedi/sujaid-khan-400784 http://films.vwdarkside.com/en/pages/about
      Drakkon
      • 3 Years Ago
      When VW enters in a few years they will be driving 'The Car of the Day After Tomorrow.'
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