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    Thread: Volkswagen Unveils Golf24 for Nürburgring 24-hour race

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      02-10-2011 06:10 AM #1






      Comeback in the “Green Hell”: In a spectacular new racing version the Volkswagen Golf returns to the Nürburgring-Nordschleife.

      For the legendary 24-hour race from 23 to 26 June 2011, one of the toughest tests of all in motorsport, Volkswagen has developed a 440-hp race touring car with four-wheel drive based on its top seller. The new "Golf 24” has already reeled off its first kilometres at tests in Portugal and Italy.

      "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,” says Volkswagen Motorsport Director Kris Nissen. "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.”

      Volkswagen's last "factory” fielding of the Golf on the famous roller-coaster circuit of the Nürburgring dates back to 2007 at which time the front-wheel drive vehicle that delivered about 300 hp finished in eighth place overall, in front of numerous favourites. As the competitiveness of the event has enormously increased since then a new technical concept was required. The new Golf uses an updated 2.5-litre five-cylinder turbo engine from the Volkswagen Group with an output of 324 kW (440 hp) and maximum torque of 540 Nm. Power is transmitted to the permanent four-wheel drive by a sequential six-speed gearbox with paddle shifters.

      To prepare for the 24-hour race in June, the Golf24 will complete an extensive testing and development programme. After initial tests at Portimão, Portugal, back in December and further tests at Vallelunga, Italy, in February three races in the Endurance Championship on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife are planned, among others.

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      Now I feel like flying to Germany in June...
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      02-10-2011 08:47 PM #5
      damn, that thing is bad ass! Maybe if it does well we will get that motor in a Golf, haha.
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      02-10-2011 09:56 PM #6
      I love that they are using the 5 banger!

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      02-10-2011 10:20 PM #7
      I'm more interested in the fact that it appears to be advertising a 35th Anniversary Edition GTI model on the side...any idea what that will be

    8. 02-10-2011 11:23 PM #8
      That's great but it doesn't have HIDs and it STILL uses the old motor like the new Jetta. lol

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      02-10-2011 11:31 PM #9
      Yes, please!! Nix the crazy-big spoiler and the graphics and I'll take it. Perfect commuter car.

    10. 02-10-2011 11:31 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by Rage In The Machines View Post
      That's great but it doesn't have HIDs and it STILL uses the old motor like the new Jetta. lol
      It's a completely different 5 cylinder. Sorta like saying the 2007 GTI 2.0T uses the same engine as the 2011 GTI 2.0T. This is using the 5 cylinder from the Audi TTRS, which in turn... is simply the V10 from the Lamborghini Gallardo/Audi RS6/Audi R8 5.2 FSI but cut in half and with a turbo.

      What I want to know is... can I have it when they're done with it?

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      02-11-2011 02:11 AM #11
      Remember in Cheers when Sam Malone first met Rebecca Howe and he was speechless and said something like "boo-uhh"? That's all I could come up with after seeing this car, boo-uhh.

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      02-11-2011 03:36 AM #12
      Where can we get the body kit? I hope VW is seriously thinking of doing something special for the 35th anniversary.

    13. 02-11-2011 12:14 PM #13
      maaaybe that 2.5t in the 35th anniversary w/ awd ..... or def not. but it's fun to imagine. oh wouldnt that be boobies

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      02-11-2011 12:36 PM #14
      "The new Golf uses an updated 2.5-litre five-cylinder turbo engine from the Volkswagen Group with an output of 324 kW (440 hp) and maximum torque of 540 Nm. Power is transmitted to the permanent four-wheel drive by a sequential six-speed gearbox with paddle shifters"
      I wonder if it is a transverse setup? like TT?

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      02-11-2011 01:28 PM #15
      Please bring that to some U.S. tracks!

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      02-11-2011 02:23 PM #16
      That's a bad boy...

    17. 02-11-2011 02:23 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by ricky_vwt View Post
      "The new Golf uses an updated 2.5-litre five-cylinder turbo engine from the Volkswagen Group with an output of 324 kW (440 hp) and maximum torque of 540 Nm. Power is transmitted to the permanent four-wheel drive by a sequential six-speed gearbox with paddle shifters"
      I wonder if it is a transverse setup? like TT?
      Yeah, there are some pics on the internet of the engine bay.

    18. 02-11-2011 02:40 PM #18
      Driver lineup?

    19. 02-11-2011 04:12 PM #19
      Maybe a preview of what engine/trans. will come in the 2015 Golf/Jetta R...

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      02-11-2011 10:57 PM #21
      Come on vw it's just like the Scirocco GT24
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      02-11-2011 11:03 PM #22


      Wow. Like very much. ^^^^^Almost looks like a picture of a RC car.^^^^^
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    23. 02-12-2011 12:40 AM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by Keith@APR View Post
      Yeah, there are some pics on the internet of the engine bay.
      Where? Google and I can't seem to find them.


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      02-12-2011 05:13 PM #26
      I find it interesting that the car sports a SACHS badge... yet this is DSG.

      Do SACHS make DSG clutch pack applications? What else would they be involved with on this car?


      I also find it interesting that the car sports a GTI badge yet the drivetrain is out of an Audi..
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      Come on build it, build it, and let me buy one

    27. 02-13-2011 12:21 AM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by Skela View Post
      I find it interesting that the car sports a SACHS badge... yet this is DSG.

      Do SACHS make DSG clutch pack applications? What else would they be involved with on this car?
      Not sure, probably. They also do suspension ranging from F1 to OEM applications - the stock suspension on the MkV is from Sachs. I've actually got some of their performance coilovers on mine.

    28. 02-13-2011 04:40 AM #29
      A little teaser...


    29. 02-13-2011 01:05 PM #30
      Reminds me a little about the old Renault r5 turbo....yes i know its not MID engine....too bad. but the looks are somewhat similar.

      This is the motor that should be in the NEW R models....VW!!!!

      Hope your READING!!!

    30. 02-13-2011 02:36 PM #31
      i need help picking a clutch kit for my 97 gti vr6

    31. 02-13-2011 06:49 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by Skela View Post
      I find it interesting that the car sports a SACHS badge... yet this is DSG.

      Do SACHS make DSG clutch pack applications? What else would they be involved with on this car?


      I also find it interesting that the car sports a GTI badge yet the drivetrain is out of an Audi..
      Where'd you hear this car was a DSG? It's most likely using a single-clutch Sequential gearbox made purely for racing applications. Considering it's going to be dealing with 440hp for 24 hours straight, I'd say it was an apt choice.

      Quote Originally Posted by Phunkshon View Post
      ... Power is transmitted to the permanent four-wheel drive by a sequential six-speed gearbox with paddle shifters.
      Also, the GTI badge is on there to celebrate 35 years of GTI, it seems to be the reason as to why they made the racecar using the Golf instead of the tried-and-true Scirocco's that have been to the Nurb the past couple of years. However the car is most likely called a Golf because it uses that very Audi engine you mention... since the Golf name is relatively ambiguous when it comes to power-trains while the GTI is solely a 2.0T car.

      Plus it might be a prelude to the 2.5T joining the VW brand cars, though I wouldn't hold my breath.
      Last edited by Snaeper; 02-13-2011 at 06:53 PM.

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      02-13-2011 09:04 PM #33
      wow

    33. 02-14-2011 08:52 AM #34
      anyone notice the "road-going" version at the end of the trailer?

      well maybe not "road-going" but it has no decals and the kit looks a bit tame....

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      02-14-2011 10:12 AM #35
      that would be sweet if there was a kit version of the 24 car. Wider body, and some other pieces that could be added to the R. Would VW ever make an RS version of the Golf/GTI?

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