Comments - VW Planning Another Major Motorsport Program

Published: Dec 11, 2012
Description: The Volkswagen Group has a lot of fingers in a lot of pies when it comes to motor racing. Sure, it may not be in F1 or NASCAR (two of the biggest racing series in the world) but between its various br...
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Wyatt Gordon Dec 11, 2012
Not to mention Lamborghini's Super Trofeo
Thibault Leroy Dec 11, 2012
And Lamborghini with Blancpain
Ian Ragsdale Dec 11, 2012
They're already heavily involved in F3, and not all F3 drivers are being groomed for F1.
Carlton Salmon Dec 11, 2012
Agreed, Drew.
Drew Humphrey Dec 11, 2012
VW doesn't need an F1 program. The R&D for it wouldn't exactly translate to their FWD hatchbacks. That's not to bash their cars--they're great. But it's the same reason companies like Mitsubishi were always mainly WRC.
Walker Carroll Dec 11, 2012
I think that VW should fill in fit HRT's spot in F1. Since they are lesving
Description: In other words, there's plenty of racing action jammed in under that corporate umbrella. But what's next? Drive's racing commentator Leo Parente sat down for a (Skype) chat with VW&apos...
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Description: That's when Capito drops a hint at what the Volkswagen racing division has planned. Capito indicated that VW was planning to enter another major racing series within the next five years. He decli...
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Eric Lonchambon Dec 23, 2012
I believe Capito was referring to another one make series like the Jetta TDi Cup, or Scirocco Cup. Perhaps there will be a GTI Cup or CC series? The Motorsport programs aim to bolster model of car sold in the respective country.
Stephen Tyler Learn Dec 12, 2012
It would be pointless to do NASCAR. NASCAR requires OHV v8s and none of the German companies make them. Chevy and ford are the only real competitors because they make the engines. Toyota buys them from Chevy and dodge dropped out
Ryan Patrick Clauson Dec 12, 2012
VW/Audi is in everything except for f1 and NASCAR, I am not feeling NASCAR though, VW does not have a large enough market in the US in my opinion. I think they'd go F1 first.
Adam Beiersdorfer Dec 11, 2012
Yeahhh... I can see the advantage for VW to be in NASCAR... But I would rather them not and just say they did... So many other motor-sports they could do that offer technology advances for their road cars...
Jon Ashley Dec 11, 2012
Toyota got on board with nascar, maybe time for volkswagen. Nascar is HUGE, and volkswagen could see a huge return in their investment.
Tino Domingue Dec 11, 2012
Indycar >_< das indycar plz
Braxton Omgbased Booker Dec 11, 2012
Vw in nascar could be pretty cool though! Then maybe bmw merc and audi would follow!
Drew Humphrey Dec 11, 2012
I would love to see a Passat NASCAR haha
Jommel Marcella Dec 11, 2012
It looks like its drifting.
Petro Maalouf Dec 14, 2012
When VW think of investing in a major champinship they never go for it just for fun , i like vw's plans
Alex Renaud Dec 12, 2012
That is quite the rooster tail.
Nick Benz Dec 12, 2012
This is where vw should always be.
Stas Allen Dec 11, 2012
Love it.
Carlton Salmon Dec 11, 2012
Great pic!
Lucas Hill Dec 11, 2012
Agreed @kyle. They sold the dirt generation here but then they stopped. My dad has an old scirocco s
Kyle McCullough Dec 11, 2012
We should have this in the US instead of the golf
Dylan Bruder Dec 11, 2012
Frederik Nielsen Jan 23, 2013
What race Series is This in
Petro Maalouf Dec 14, 2012
Always looked great and it will always be the best
Carlton Salmon Dec 11, 2012
The whole car looks awesome.
Serg Karchevsky Dec 11, 2012
Cool lights.