Walkaround of 2012 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Pirelli WC Race Car with Tristan Herbert
After the most recent race at Laguna Seca, VW caught up with Tristan Herbert, driver of the #33 HPA Motorsports Volkswagen Jetta GLI, to discuss the race specifications of his car. Surprisingly enough, it's not highly modified and remains close to what you'd find in a 2012 GLI at a dealership.
Stock Car vs. Race Car
Its no secret what a racing Jetta TDI can do in a race, but what about a
Jetta TDI that you would find at your local dealer? Were sure youd agree
that theres really only one way to find out: settle the score on the track.
Check out this clip featuring Jetta TDI Cup racing instructor Jan Halen as
he takes on driver (and student) Derek Jones in a race for the ages. You
might be surprised by what you see.
The 2012 VW Jetta GLI partners with Fender. The gods of rock smile.
Driving the all-new performance inspired 2012 VW Jetta GLI is definitely an
experience, and the Fender audio system provides the soundtrack. It's no
small honor that Fender, arguably the most iconic name in audio, partnered
exclusively with Volkswagen to make sure the new line up of VWs sound as
good as they drive.
The GLI already prowls the streets with a rock star attitude. With its
aggressive stance, 2.0-liter, 200hp turbocharged engine, interior sticking, honeycomb
grill and flashy red caliper breaks the GLI is photogenic and it knows it.
And with the addition of the Fender Premium Audio System the final piece of
the puzzle is in place. This nine-speaker system is specifically designed
to capture the raw emotion of a live performance, making it a
"face-melting" audio experience. And according to Brian Tedeschi, Fender's
Business Affairs manager, that's a technical term.
We had Danielle Gumro catch-up and rock-out (literally) at the Chicago Auto
Show with the big brains at Fender to hear the inspiration and science
behind the gut-busting sound. This state-of the-art sound system was the
product of over three years of research and development to bring unmatched
audio clarity at high and low volume to your driving experience. In
laymen's terms this means a lot of really smart people spent a really long
time making sure that this audio system is going to be better, louder and
generally more "face-melting" than anything you've heard before.
Volkswagen Enthusiasts at Waterfest 18
Volkswagen enthusiasts gathered at Waterfest, the largest VW motorsport
event in North America, to show off their cars. Read our full recap at
The E-Bugster concept car was revealed at the 2012 North American
International Auto Show. The name "E-Bugster" is a combination of "E" for
electric, "Bug," the American nickname for the Beetle, and "speedster,"
which typically describes an open-top two-seater.
Volkswagen Chattanooga Plant
Behind the scenes video from the Volkswagen facilities in Chattanooga, TN,
including plant machines transforming 4,700 welds into a car, vehicles
being started for the very first time, and a clip from inside the monsoon
weather simulator that tests for paint and seal quality.
2012 VW Jetta GLI Reveal
HERNDON, Va., February 8, 2010 — Volkswagen of America, Inc. today
announced the debut of the new 2012 Jetta GLI, which combines the comfort
and sophistication of a Jetta with aggressive performance and handling in a
sporty yet sleek package. The all-new Jetta GLI is the most differentiated
Jetta GLI model ever made by Volkswagen. With a rich heritage that dates
back to 1984, the new Jetta GLI is sure to appeal to both automotive
enthusiasts and everyday drivers alike.
For more information on the 2012 Jetta GLI, visit the Jetta Blog:
Meet the Volkswagen GRC Beetle Drivers - Tanner Foust and Scott Speed
The Chicago Auto Show brought an exciting announcement from VW - the
carmaker will partner with Andretti Autosports to enter the Red Bull Global
Rallycross series. Driven by professional racers Tanner Foust and Scott
Speed, the Volkswagen GRC Beetle will be a performance vehicle that takes
"These cars will pretty much do everything," says Tanner Foust. In a racing
series where the vehicles go from 0 to 60 in two seconds and corner like
they're on rails, the GRC Beetle will be "better than most supercars on the
road." Continues Tanner, "[A] Volkswagen checks all those boxes and that's
why it's a great vehicle for this sport."
As Scott Speed puts it: "maybe it's the big kid in me that comes out but
[rallycross] to me is just so cool." Adds Tanner, "and what's cooler than
a Beetle, especially when we're going to make it so mean and so fast?"
Learn more about the Beetle performance line at
The Force: Volkswagen Commercial
A pint-sized Darth Vader uses the Force when he discovers the all-new 2012
Passat in the driveway. This award-winning commercial first aired during
the 2011 Big Game. Watch our 2012 Game Day commercial here:
Find Your VW Match with the New VW.com
Visit http://vw.com/new to learn more.
Volkswagen has rethought the entire online car shopping process and built
the new vw.com with inspiration from dating sites. Finding the perfect car
shouldn't be as hard as finding the perfect date.
Now, you can choose exactly what you're into: like colors, car features,
and how much you want to spend. Then, VW will find new and used car matches
in your area so you can find the one that's waiting for you.
American Hot Rod Designer Chip Foose: My First Golf
Learn more about the 2012 Golf R: http://www.vw.com/2012golfr
To celebrate the arrival of the all-new 2012 Golf R to America, Volkswagen
pays tribute to their fans and the storied legacy behind it. Watch
acclaimed hot rod designer Chip Foose share memories of one of his favorite
cars, a 1985 MkII Golf GTI.
For more exclusive content and videos:
Download the Golf R iPad App: http://www.vw.com/golfrapp
Or get more information: http://www.vw.com/2012golfr
Volkswagen Passat Wins Sedan Showdown
Can the Volkswagen Passat match up against other mid-sized sedans in terms
of fuel efficiency, engine power, and best-in-class rear leg room? We don't
know because none of the competition's sedans showed up for the deathmatch.
Visit http://www.vw.com/en/models/passat/gallery.html to learn why the VW
Passat was ranked highest in vehicle appeal among Midsize Cars, 2 years in
a row by J.D. Power.
2012 New York International Auto Show: VW Jetta Hybrid
Kevin Joostema, General Manager of Product Marketing & Strategy, gives us a
closer look at the Jetta Hybrid from the New York Auto Show. The Jetta
Hybrid is part of Volkswagen's commitment to achieving sustainable mobility
through technology and cars that don't compromise performance.
2014 Volkswagen Jetta Compact Sedan | VW Jetta Model Lineup
If you want a German engineered compact sedan that's fun, fuel efficient
and affordable, there's only the 36 highway mpg Volkswagen Jetta SE. Well,
except the 42 highway mpg Volkswagen Jetta TDI clean diesel. Oh, there's
also the 48 mpg Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid. And if you want that variety in
another compact sedan...well, there's nothing.
Find out what makes the 2014 Volkswagen Jetta so special:
2014 Volkswagen Jetta Compact Sedan | What Makes it So Special?
What makes the Volkswagen Jetta so special? A couple of things-- (1) Style
(2) Autobahn proven (3) Premium spacious interior (4) Award winning turbo engine. And, it's the best-selling German
car in America.
Learn more about the 2014 Volkswagen Jetta Lineup: