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May 31, 2008

Perfect premiere for new Scirocco GT24

The racing version of the new Scirocco, the Scirocco GT24, has got off to a great start: in the legendary 24-hour race at the Nürburgring, the 325 hp Sport-Coupé claimed first and second places in the well-represented class for cars with two-litre turbo engines. In the overall classification, comprising 219 teams, the new Scirocco finished 11th and 15th, with the third vehicle entered completing the results with a 32nd placing overall. This is an impressive first sporting success for the new Scirocco!

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