Friday, March 27, 2015

Scirocco GT24


Volkswagen presented at the legendary GTI Meet at Wörthersee world premiere of a 325 hp / 239 kW version of the new Scirocco. And two days later, a team of legendary drivers of the sport version of the Scirocco at the 24-hour race will start at the Nurburgring.

The Scirocco GT24 is the 2-liter TSI engine used. This is increased to an output of 239 kW (325 hp) at 6,500 revolutions per minute. The four-valve direct injection engine with turbocharger and intercooler delivers its maximum torque of 340 Newton meters at 2100 revolutions per minute. The vehicle has front-wheel drive. The 6-speed DSG transmission is shifted with paddles on the steering wheel. The Scirocco GT24 of the year 2009, because of the regulations related reduction of the air-restrictors to 38.0 mm, 231 kW (315 hp), the charge pressure must not exceed 2.4 bar. A new development for the year 2009, the Scirocco GT24 with natural gas drive , which provides 207 kW (282 hp) and has a maximum torque of 330 Newton meters.

Volkswagen presents the world premiere at Wörthersee, the racing version of the Scirocco GT24. "This car does not have to look fast. The Scirocco GT24 blue-white finish sits so low on its extended wheel wells that a hand will not fit between the wheel and tires. From every perspective this is the racing version unmistakably a Scirocco. "

"Just even wider, longer and deeper," says Volkswagen Chairman for Development Dr Ulrich Hackenberg, who can not take to the race in the Eiffel himself to sit at the wheel. Will be driven the 325 horsepower Scirocco also in the race by legendary drivers like rally world champion Carlos Sainz and Hans-Joachim Stuck, three-time winner of the "24 VW Scirocco GT24 Hours on the Nürburgring. "
"Christmas cake" Stuck it was by the way, who won in 1970 the first 24-hour race at the Nurburgring.

Now 38 years later comes the Scirocco GT24. It draws its power from only two liters displacement: Already at 2,100 rpm / is the four-valve gasoline direct injection engine with turbocharger and intercooler delivers its maximum torque of 340 Newton meters. The switching energy VW Scirocco GT24 does that also apply to the production version available double-clutch gearbox (DSG).

In the 70 years the idea of ​​"affordable dream car" with the first Scirocco was born, the success of this two-seat sport coupe continued for nearly 20 years - more than 360,000 Sciroccos were built during this period since Volkswagens new version of the Scirocco. presented at this years Geneva Motor Show, the enthusiasm is undiminished: the new seems to hit because of the nerve and will seamlessly connect customers to the success of this now has become a cult car the original Scirocco.

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