Volkswagen has prepared racing hatchback Golf24

Volkswagen unveiled the racing version of the hatchback Golf, called the Golf24. He will defend the honor of the German company in the 24-hour race at the Nurburgring.
The car is based on the current model, the sixth generation, and has been selected by in honor of the upcoming 35th anniversary of the date of the first appearance of the “charged” version of the GTI.
The last time exhibited Volkswagen Golf at this race in 2007. It was 300-horsepower front-drive hatchback, who took time overall eighth place. In subsequent years, he was replaced by the new hatchback Volkswagen Scirocco.
Under the hood is placed Volkswagen Golf24 powerful 440-horsepower turbo five-cylinder 2.5-liter that develops peak torque of 540 nm, is transmitted by a 6-speed sequential gearbox on all wheels.
The novelty has already been tested on the race track in Portugal and Italy, but tests are still going on, and she a 24-hour race at the Nürburgring will be held in the summer from 23 to 26 June.

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