Archive for the ‘Volkswagen Racing’ Category

Volkswagen I.D. R Sets Electric Lap Record at the Nürburgring Nordschelif Race Track

Friday, July 12th, 2019
Blue Volkswagen ID R driving on a race track

The Volkswagen I.D. R electric race car was built to showcase Volkswagen’s groundbreaking electric vehicle technology as the automaker makes a push to release many new electric vehicles in the upcoming years. The Volkswagen I.D. R has also made a strong mark in the world of automotive racing, with it setting a record last year at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. (more…)

Record-Breaking VW I.D. R Pikes Peak is on Display at the Peterson Automotive Museum

Thursday, December 13th, 2018
VW ID R Pikes Peak Race Car on the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

VW I.D. R Pikes Peak Race Car at Peterson Automotive Museum in LA

The Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak made a historic run at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb back in June, for the all-electric race car not only won the race, but it also achieved a record-breaking time. Automotive enthusiasts in South California can see the Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak in person, for it will be on display at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles from now until February 1, 2019. (more…)

VW Created a Custom 2019 Jetta for a Speed Record Attempt at Bonneville Speed Week

Sunday, July 1st, 2018
Side View of Blue and White 2019 VW Bonneville Jetta

2019 VW Jetta Speed Record Attempt at Bonneville Speed Week

With its responsive handling and quick acceleration, the all-new 2019 VW Jetta delivers a high level of performance that one typically doesn’t expect for the compact sedan segment. Volkswagen is setting its sights even higher for the Jetta, for the German automaker created a custom 2019 Jetta that will race in the upcoming Bonneville Speed Week in Utah for an attempt to set a new speed record for the Southern California Timing Association’s BGC/G class. (more…)

How did the VW I.D. R finish for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb?

Monday, June 25th, 2018
Volkswagen ID R Race Car Driving on the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

With much anticipation, the all-electric VW I.D. R race car set off yesterday on the breathtaking Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. In a field of race cars with conventional drivetrains, the I.D. R finished first. It not only broke the previous record for electric vehicles, but also bettered the all-time record from 2013 – by a full 16 seconds. Watch the record-breaking race here. (more…)

Volkswagen Unveils I.D. Race Car for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

Monday, April 2nd, 2018
Drawing of the VW ID R Pikes Peak Race Car

VW I.D. R Pikes Peak Race Car at Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

Volkswagen has a legacy of racing success, especially in the World Rally Championship, with four Constructors’ Championships and four Drivers’ Championships. Now, Volkswagen is taking its advancements in electric vehicle technology to the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb with the all-electric VW I.D. R Pikes Peak all-electric prototype racing car. (more…)

Volkswagen and the “Baja Bug” Celebrate 50 Years of Baja Racing

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017
Volkswagen Beetle and 50th BFGoodrich Tires SCORE Baja 1000

Volkswagen Beetle and 50th BFGoodrich Tires SCORE Baja 1000 

The Baja 1000 is one of the most grueling and demanding races on the planet, with cars competing in the harsh desert conditions in Mexico, and the “Baja Bugs” — which are modified Volkswagen Beetles, have more wins in the race than any other model of vehicle. This November will mark the 50th anniversary of the Baja 1000, with the Beetle looking to add to its win tally in the 50th BFGoodrich Tires SCORE Baja 1000.   (more…)

Volkswagen Looks to Score Red Bull GRC Driver’s Championship in L.A.

Friday, October 7th, 2016
2016 LA Red Bull GRC Drivers Championship VW Andretti

2016 L.A. Red Bull GRC Driver’s Championship VW Andretti

Last month in Seattle, Volkswagen wrapped up the 2016 Red Bull GRC Manufacturer’s Championship, and they look to double their success this upcoming weekend at the Rallycross Driver’s Championship at the season finale doubleheader in Los Angeles. (more…)

Volkswagen Celebrates 50 Years of Racing

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016
Volkswagen Motorsport 50 Year Anniversary of Racing Debut

Volkswagen Motorsport: 50 Year Anniversary of Racing Debut

Volkswagen Motorsport has a distinguished legacy in racing, from origins in Formula V to three-time world rally champions. VW is honoring this rich racing history by celebrating its 50 year anniversary of its debut in the sport.   (more…)

Volkswagen Andretti Racing Team Defends Title at 2016 Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016
2016 Red Bull Global Rallycross Volkswagen Andretti VARX

2016 Red Bull Global Rallycross: Volkswagen Andretti (VARX)

The 2016 Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship kicks off on May 22 in Phoenix, and there are high expectations for the Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross racing team, given their immense success from last year’s campaign. In 2015, Volkswagen Andretti achieved a series-high six race wins, the driver’s championship for Scott Speed and overall team accolades for the season. With consistency in drivers, key team personnel and machinery, the VARX team has a stable platform to continue the run of success it saw in 2015. (more…)

The 2017 VW Polo R WRC Delivers an Impressive 380 HP

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016
2017 VW Polo R WRC Features and Racing Debut Date

2017 VW Polo R WRC Features and Racing Debut Date

Based on the Volkswagen Polo for use in the World Rally Championship (WRC), the Volkswagen Polo R WRC is a World Rally Car built and operated by Volkswagen Motorsport. Volkswagen has been developing the third generation of the Polo R WRC since summer 2015, and the rally car is more powerful, lighter, wider and possesses more aerodynamic freedom. Continue reading to find out about the features and racing debut date of the 2017 VW Polo R WRC.  (more…)