Gas-Powered VW Scirocco takes on the Green Hell

April 16, 2010 at 7:21 pm

This year at the 24 hours race of Nurburgring aka the green hell, VW shows us its eco-racer face by entering three Sciroccos powered by natural gas engines, which emit considerably less Co2.

They use a 2-litre TSI turbo engine powered by bio natural gas developing 243 kW (330 hp). The previous version used to have 207 kW (282 hp). Also as a sort of experiment, one of the cars will feature an active electro-hydraulic differential instead of the conventional one.

Gas Powered VW Scirocco takes on the Green Hell VW Scirocco GT24 CNG

“Compared with last year, the Scirocco GT24-CNG has clearly improved,” says Volkswagen Motorsport Director Kris Nissen. “At the 24-hour race it will demonstrate to a large crowd that an eco-conscious bio natural gas engine and sporty performance are not opposites. After Volkswagen is ringing in a new era of one-make cup history with the R-Cup-Scirocco which proves the sprint capabilities of Volkswagen models with bio natural gas power, its ‘bigger brother’ will demonstrate that this trend-setting technology also harbours perfect endurance capabilities at the 24-hour race.”

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