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 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.
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 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
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.
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.
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:
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:
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.
All-New Volkswagen Beetle Convertible | Mask
Now every day is a top down day in the all-new Beetle Convertible.
Find out more at http://web.vw.com/convertible/beetle/ and try the
Spin-O-Scope; it's a whole new way to see the Beetle.
Volkswagen Jetta Wedding Commercial | VW USA
Drive the car you are crazy about: the Volkswagen Jetta. Everything you
need, at a price you won't believe. Starting at $16,720*
Visit the Jetta showroom at http://www.vw.com/en/models/jetta/features.html
*Base MSRP for 2013 Jetta S with a man. trans. $16,720; 2.5L SEL with Nav.,
man. trans. and optional 17"" Onyx Accessory wheels shown, MSRP $25,894.
Prices exclude taxes, title, transportation, a set of tires to accommodate
the wheels shown, other options and dealer charges. Dealer sets actual
price. For information on IIHS Top Safety Picks go to www.iihs.org.