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 |  May 17 2010, 5:41 PM


A month ago we put the spotlight on VW’s Scirocco GT24 CNG Race Cars, announcing that they’ll be competing at the Nurburgring 24-hour race in the class for cars with alternative power. The race has come and gone and VW has made a solid statement with the sweep of the podium with a 1-2-3 finish.

Sadly this continues our saga of wishing that the VW Scirocco will make its way to North America. These 330-hp GT24-CNG race cars omit 80-percent less CO2 while maintaining 100% of its reliability, as shown in its 24-hour outing at Nurburgring. The 2.0L turbocharged engine also contributed in setting the fastest lap time by a FWD vehicle with 9m 04.710s.

Car #117 placed first in the alternative power class piloted by Ickx, Al-Attiyah, Depping and Niedzwicz.  Car #118 finished second and car #116 finished third.

We have to admit, the VW Scirocco already looked great every time we spot it on the Web or outside North America. We can only wish that more attention is paid to the car in bringing it over to North America. These results also prove that alternative power is becoming a formidable force out on the track.

[Source: German Car Scene]