CNG-Powered VW Scirocco locked-out the podium at Nurburgring

May 17, 2010 at 8:41 pm

VW’s gas-powered Sciroccos managed an amazing one-two-three podium finish in the class for cars with alternative power in the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring.

Driven by Vanina Ickx (Belgium), factory driver Nasser Al-Attiyah (Qatar), Dieter Depping (Germany) and Klaus Niedzwiedz (Germany), they also secured 16th place overall.

CNG Powered VW Scirocco locked out the podium at Nurburgring vw scirocco cng

The 330 hp Scirocco GT24-CNG with its green heart Volkswagen also celebrated winning the FIA Alternative Energy Cup, which was awarded for the first time after the motorsport marathon in the Eifel.

Kris Nissen, Volkswagen Motorsport Director:
“Three years with the Scirocco, three class victories in succession. Volkswagen has once again proven its reliability and efficiency. I’m incredibly proud and happy for the entire team, especially as the 24-hour race was such a huge challenge this year. We won the class with Bio Natural Gas, which is the most environmentally friendly fuel, and taken good positions in the overall classification. We also showed what distinguishes the Scirocco: to be solid, fast and sporty.”

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