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.
Volkswagens Race in Pirelli WC Series in Monterey, CA
In the U.S., Volkswagen sponsors the Pirelli World Challenge Series, a race series that visits eight tracks in 2012 with many independent teams racing GLIs and GTIs. This series offers teams, manufacturers and aftermarket suppliers a chance to validate their vehicles and performance products in a competitive setting.
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.
Volkswagen attends Wuste 2012 in Las Vegas
Originally called "Wustefest," which is German for "Desert Gathering," Wuste has quickly become one of the largest gatherings of Volkswagen enthusiasts in the nation. This year, the organizers rented out the entire Palace Station Casino for the weekend to take on the large crowd, just minutes from the strip.
Volkswagen Professional Road & Time Trials
Volkswagen is a proud sponsor of USA Cycling and the 2012 Professional Road & Time Trial National Championship.This event is one of the premiere cycling events for USA Cycling, the governing body for all categories of competitive cycling in America.
2012 Southern Worthersee
The sixth annual Southern Worthersee gathering was by far the biggest yet, with 3,800 cars and 8,200 people in attendance. "SoWo" is patterned after the Wörthersee Tour in Reifnitz, Austria, the largest annual gathering of Volkswagen enthusiasts for over twenty years.
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 Full Line Drive: 2012 Jetta GLI
We invited more than 100 automotive experts to our headquarters in Virginia and gave them the keys to our all-new 2012 models. In this video we go for a ride with Aaron Gold, from About.com Cars, in the new 2012 Jetta GLI.
*Volkswagen encourages you to always drive safely; consult your owner's manual if you have any questions. These videos reflect the views of the drivers on their Volkswagen driving experience. They are not intended to show the correct driving position.
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.
See the 2012 Volkswagen Waterwerks on the Green Car Show in North Bend, WA
Waterwerks took place on Sunday, June 24th, 2012. Located 1 mile off I-90 in North Bend, WA on a 230 acres of lush green polo field grass.
With the new location, a grass amphitheater the size of a football field was the main stage, judging area and cater the day's events. Even the food vendors were required to only serve European style cuisine.
On Saturday, there was a BBQ hosted by Auburn VW. The dealer relocated their new car inventory to a lot across the street to make room for show attendees to get together and enjoy food, festivities and camaraderie all while showing off their prized possession.
Pirelli World Challenge 2012 | Mid-Ohio Raceway | VW Motorsports
The competition at the Pirelli World Challenge was very heated, very close, but the Jetta and GTI dominated these tracks during the Mid-Ohio Raceway in 2012. See what professional race car drivers say about the preparation for the big challenge.
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2012 Volkswagen Beetle on Comedy Bang! Bang!
When it's time for a serious discussion about the pros and cons of overt product placements, sometimes it's best to take a ride to clear your thoughts. And there's nothing better than a ride in a 2012 Beetle.
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.