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– Route of hill climb in the US state of Colorado between 2,862 and 4,302 metres above sea level, making it a unique aerodynamic challenge
– Open regulations for the development of Volkswagen’s first fully-electric racing car
– I.D. R Pikes Peak generates more downforce than the actual weight of the car Read More »

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– Doubly tough test: Polo GTI R5 to make its debut at the Rally Spain
– Homologation on 01 October: Longer tests to ensure fully-developed customer car

The ideal rally at which to make a debut: Volkswagen will make its first competitive outing with the Polo GTI R5 at the Rally Spain (25 to 28 October 2018). The 200-kW (272-PS) car for customers competing in rallies around the world – such as those in the WRC 2 category, the European Rally Championship and national championships – will be given a baptism of fire at the most diverse rally in the FIA World Rally Championship. Read More »

– Electrically-powered super sports car unveiled: The Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak
– Volkswagen sets sights on record for electric cars on Pikes Peak
– Huge acceleration: Faster than Formula 1 and Formula E in a sprint

A new era for Volkswagen in motorsport: The brand unveiled its fully-electric super sports car, the I.D. R Pikes Peak, today. With 500 kW (680 hp), 650 Nm of torque and weighing less than 1,100 kg, the super sports car will take on the iconic Pikes Peak hill climb in Colorado Springs, USA, on 24 June 2018. Read More »

– WTCR: Podium for Huff and Bennani with the Golf GTI TCR at season-opener in Marrakesh
– BTCC: First podium for Jake Hill in Brands Hatch thanks to clever choice of tyres

FIA World Touring Car Cup (WTCR)
Two podiums as the “new world series” gets going – strong performances by Huff and Bennani in the Golf GTI TCR Read More »

– Sébastien Loeb Racing competing with two 350 hp touring car racers
– Quality not quantity: Robert Huff and Mehdi Bennani form the Volkswagen spearhead
– Golf GTI TCR key to consecutive championship successes in the world’s top TCR series

The start of the top class for touring car racing: this coming weekend, Volkswagen is taking some stellar references to the start of the debut season in the FIA World Touring Car Cup (WTCR). After two consecutive titles in the top international TCR series – the TCR International championship, which has now joined with the World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) – the Volkswagen customer team Sébastien Loeb Racing is now the brand spearhead with two Golf GTI TCRs. Read More »

– WRX: Kristoffersson, Solberg and the Polo R Supercar in the spotlight at Silverstone
– Season-opener in Asia – Volkswagen celebrates two TCR series wins in Sepang
– Golf GTI TCR with two historic triumphs at series debut in Great Britain Read More »

PSRX Volkswagen Sweden has officially launched its 2018 FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy title defence with the unveiling of its new Volkswagen Polo R Supercars today in Autostadt, Wolfsburg (Tuesday). Read More »

– Unveiling of the new Polo R Supercar for the FIA World Rallycross Championship (WRX)
– Fit for the title defence, thanks to systematic improvements
– Volkswagen R new partner of the PSRX Volkswagen Sweden team
– World champions Johan Kristoffersson and Petter Solberg out to defend titles

The stage is set for the title defence: Volkswagen Motorsport’s new Polo R Supercar has been unveiled in Autostadt Wolfsburg. The 570-hp four-wheel drive powerhouse for the FIA World Rallycross Championship (WRX) has a new look. Read More »

– Production-based vehicles take centre stage in customer sport strategy
– Golf GTI TCR and Polo GTI R5 as attractive alternatives for circuit racing and rallying
– Long-term Formula 3 commitment as engine manufacturer to end after 2018 season

Volkswagen Motorsport will focus even more on production-based racing in the future. With the hugely successful Golf GTI TCR and the new Polo GTI R5, Volkswagen is able to offer its customers attractive cars for circuit racing and rallying. The long-term commitment as engine manufacturer in Formula 3, which has yielded a host of international stars, will end in 2018. Read More »

– First TCR title of the year goes to a Volkswagen driver
– At 17 years of age, Luca Engstler is the youngest TCR champion ever
– More success in the team championship: Titles number 11 and 12 for the racing Golf

Luca Engstler (D) is the 2018 TCR Middle East champion. The 17-year-old driver from Liqui Moly Team Engstler won the first TCR title of the year for Volkswagen in the 350-hp Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR at the final round of the touring car championship in Bahrain (BRN) this weekend. Read More »