Volkswagen Line-up For 2011 Nurburgring 24-hour Race

June 22, 2011 at 8:22 am

Volkswagen announced its lineup of cars and drivers, taking on the legendary 24-hour race at the Nurburgring this weekend, and it includes three 450-hp Golf24 cars.

Golf24, is a purpose-built race car for this event, powered by a 450-hp 2.5-litre five cylinder turbo engine, equipped with four-wheel drive, a sequential 6-speed gearbox with paddle shifters and, last but not least, a spectacular body shell. High-calibre racers will be taking turns at the wheel of three factory-fielded cars. There is also two 330-hp Scirocco GT24-CNG involved, one of them driven by VW Dakar Rally winners Nasser Al-Attiyah, Carlos Sainz, Giniel de Villiers.

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The Volkswagen driver line-up for the 2011 Nürburgring 24-hour race will be as follows:

#35 – Golf24 – white / red

Peter Terting (D) / Nicki Thiim (DK) / Franck Mailleux (F) / René Rast (D)

#135 – Golf24 – white / blue
Thomas Mutsch (D) / Fredrik Ekblom (S) / Patrick Simon (D) / Edoardo Mortara (I)

#235 – Golf24 – white / yellow
Johnny Herbert (GB) / Patrick Bernhardt(D) / Mark Blundell (GB) / René Rast (D)

#116 – Scirocco GT24-CNG – blue / silver
Dr Ulrich Hackenberg (D) / Vanina Ickx (B) / Peter Wyss (CH) / Bernd Ostmann (D)

#117 – Scirocco GT24-CNG – blue / orange
Nasser Al-Attiyah (Q) / Carlos Sainz (E) / Giniel de Villiers (ZA) / Klaus Niedzwiedz (D)