VW Scirocco, the Fastest Front-Wheel Drive Car at the Nurburgring 24 Hours
Volkswagen also obtained an excellent 16th place overall with the Scirocco driven by Vanina Ickx, Nasser Al-Attiyah, Dieter Depping and Klaus Niedzwiedz.
The three bio natural gas powered cars completed a race dominated by many retirements, also recording a third consecutive year without mechanically related retirements at the famous 24-hour race.
Thanks to its class victory with the powerful 330 hp Scirocco GT24-CNG, Volkswagen also celebrated winning the FIA Alternative Energy Cup, which was awarded for the first time after the motorsport marathon in the Eifel.
Using bio natural gas allows up to an 80 percent overall reduction of CO2 emissions, with the gas being extracted from biomass as well as regenerative raw materials. The Scirocco GT24-CNG completed the fastest race lap for a front-wheel drive car with a time of 9m 04.710s, with the record time being set by Nicki Thiim in the “Junior” car. The 16th overall position, from approximately 200 starters, demonstrates not only Scirocco's reliability, but also its raw speed.
"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,” Volkswagen Motorsport Director Kris Nissed said.