Volkswagen Wins 2011 Dakar Rally

January 17, 2011 at 8:46 pm

Volkswagen has won the Dakar Rally 2011 for the third consecutive year and repeated the 1-2-3 podium lockout which they did last year. Since the event has been moved to South America Volkswagen has won every year. The 2011 race was won by Qatari driver Nasser Al-Attiyah, his German co-driver Timo Gottschalk using the new Race Touareg 3. Al-Attiyah is the first ever Arab to win the Dakar Rally in the 33 year history of the event. This year four diesel-powered Race Touareg 3s competed, and completed, the gruelling 9,600 kilometre course through Argentina and Chile, winning 12 out of the 13 stages between them and remaining at the top of the timesheets throughout. Final result: Pos Team Vehicle Leg [...]

Volkswagen wants diesel hat-trick at Dakar Rally

April 20, 2010 at 6:30 pm

This year at Dakar Rally VW and their diesel-powered Touaregs gained a historic one-two finish for the company. Apparently this victory was so sweet that they are planning big for 2011 race. Commenting on the continued commitment to the Dakar Rally, Volkswagen Motorsport Director Kris Nissen explained: ‘We now have the opportunity to achieve the diesel hat-trick and to thereby make motorsport history again.  We will again invest all our passion, heart and soul in this project at the next Dakar.’ ‘The Dakar Rally makes maximum demands on the vehicles and the team. This makes it the ideal terrain to present Volkswagen’s technical expertise and perfect teamwork to a large audience,’ said Dr Ulrich Hackenberg, Member of the Board of [...]

VW Touareg R50

October 5, 2007 at 10:09 am

One of the best cars to be unveiled at the Sidney Auto Show is the VW Touareg R50, a sporty SUV.

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