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VW’s Golf24 Goes Racing 23
Posted by Kurt Ernst in Automotive, Golf24, Kurt, News, Nurburgring 24 hour, Volkswagen, VW Golf on 06 23rd, 2011

The Golf24 in action. Image: Volkswagen AG

It’s the VW Golf we’d most like to drive: built for endurance racing, the Golf24 rocks a 450 horsepower version of VW’s 2.5 liter, 5-cylinder engine. Shifting through a sequential gearbox, power gets sent to all four wheels via a system borrowed from the Audi TT RS. Uber-large fender flares cover the car’s widened track and give the hatchback a positively sinister appearance.

The Golf24 will take to the Nürburgring this weekend, for the annual running of the 24 hour endurance event. Three Golf24s will be entered, and the driver list includes former F1 pilots Johnny Herbert and Mark Blundell alongside up-and-coming drivers like Rene Rast and Edoardo Mortara. Sadly, we won’t get to see the cars run on this side of the pond, so if you want to see the Golf24 in action, you’d best have a passport and a sizable bank account.

Source: Autoblog

VW Golf GTI 16S, Golf24 & Golf GTI Edition 35 Set for Worthersee Show (Video) 1
Posted by Alex Ion in Automotive News, Golf GTI Edition 35, Golf24, VW Golf GTI 16S, Worthersee show on 06 1st, 2011

Attendees at this year’s Worthersee show will be witness to three new Volkswagen beauties sailing down the ramp. VW has said that they will be bringing in 3 special Golf editions to the show.  Going by the names of Golf GTI 16S, Golf24 and Golf GTI Edition 35, these three models will be unique in all respects.


The Golf GTI 16S comes across as a racing machine that takes off from the 1977 Golf GTI. Sporting a 1.6 liter unit instead of the usual 2.0 liter TFSI, the car will have within itself a power plant that generates 215 PS (158 kW / 211 bhp) and coupled with a 5-speed racing gearbox from VW Motorsport. Further, the model will also boast of a Billstein chassis and an 80-liter fuel tank. Meanwhile, the VW Golf24 will be presented as an endurance racer.

We have our eyes trained on Golf GTI Edition 35, which in fact will be presented in celebration of GTI’s 35th anniversary. To boast of more power than the standard GTI via the revised 2.0-liter TFSI petrol engine that returns 235 PS (173 kW / 232 hp) instead of the usual 210 PS (155 kW / 207 hp). This model which will go into production has been made available for order in Germany. You may go ahead if you can part with €30,425.