• Club GTI

    by Published on 13th December 2017 21:50
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    CGTI Karting Grand Prix – Thruxton, Saturday 17/03/18 @ 1500hrs - Supported by the Classic VW Cup
    by Published on 20th March 2018 10:35
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    • I.D. R Pikes Peak, the sportiest forerunner of the I.D. family

    • Electric racer the technological ambassador for electromobility

    • Volkswagen R and Volkswagen Motorsport intensify their cooperation

    • Most famous hill climb gets underway on 24th June 2018 in Colorado, USA

    by Published on 28th February 2018 01:35
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    • SUV cabriolet to be produced at Osnabrück from 2020

    • Volkswagen to invest €80 million in production

    • Cabriolet success story at Osnabrück is continued

    • New model safeguards capacity utilization and employment

    Green light for a new cabriolet based on the T-Roc: within the framework ...
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    Who says you cannot channel 200 ps through the front wheels of a FWD car?
    So what if I say you can channel 310 ps through the front wheels of a FWD production car and smash the current lap record around the ring. Yes, No?

    Well the Golf GTI Clubsport S just changed ...
    by Published on 13th March 2018 13:52
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    Geneva Premiere of I.D. VIZZION

    I.D. family from top to bottom: I.D. BUZZ, I.D. VIZZION, I.D., I.D. CROZZ

    Chairman of the Volkswagen Brand Board of Management, Dr Herbert Diess, presented the ...
    by Published on 19th February 2018 21:37
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    • I.D. VIZZION: the AUTO-mobile of the future – driving autonomously and electrically

    • I.D. VIZZION: innovative technology makes the car clean, safe and comfortable

    • I.D. VIZZION: futuristic interior and control concepts

    • The potential of I.D. Family models: from a compact Golf-class electric vehicle to a fully
    by Published on 8th November 2017 21:31  Number of Views: 1041 

    The GTI for rallying: With the Polo GTI R5 Volkswagen returns under new auspices in the rally sport. In the second half of 2018, Volkswagen will offer the roughly 270-hp rally version of the Polo professional team and ambitious drivers to compete in championships around the globe, including the FIA ​​World Rally Championship (WRC). A sketch of the car based on the new sixth generation Polo gives a first taste.

    Volkswagen Motorsport Director Sven Smeets proclaimed to the Motoring Press, 'With the Polo GTI R5, we would like to successfully transfer our expertise from four World Rally Championship titles to customer sport and offer a first-class sports equipment for a number of rally championships, from the national series to the World Cup. Until the first race in the coming year, we will be putting the Polo GTI R5 through an intensive test program to cope with the very different track conditions around the world."

    The development of the Polo GTI R5 has been in full swing since the beginning of the year and first test runs are planned later this year. The experience gained from the successful World Rally Championship will be directly incorporated: Volkswagen Motorsport Technical Director François-Xavier will be responsible for the development of the Polo GTI R5, "FX" Demaison, father of record-winning Polo R WRC. Gerard Jan de Jongh also contributes his full expertise as a senior project engineer. Previously, the Dutchman was racing engineer for Sébastien Ogier, who won the drivers title with Volkswagen four times in a row. A much of the GTI R5 Polo is a descendant of the 2017 Polo R WRC which we all know had had it's programme cancelled as a direct consequence of the diesel issue.

    The Polo GTI R5 has like the production model - whose launch is still the end of this year - about a powerful four-cylinder turbocharged engine with gasoline direct injection. This is complemented by four-wheel drive, a sequential five-speed racing gear and a comprehensive safety package as the most important features of the 2012 launched by the Automobile World Federation FIA R5 category. It offers private drivers, teams and importers the opportunity to use cost-effective and powerful rally vehicles in national, regional and international championships.

    For Volkswagen Motorsport, the Polo GTI R5 marks another milestone in the strategic realignment: following the successful launch of the Golf GTI TCR, which has been driving victories and titles in numerous championship titles since 2016, Volkswagen Motorsport is now expanding its customer-sporting activities the rally sport.

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