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DN16: KTM X-Bow vs Pinderwagen Golf mk2

Nige’s plucky little Golf Mk2, the car I jokingly called ‘Das Pinderwagen’ back at DN12, is at it again. Continue reading DN16: KTM X-Bow vs Pinderwagen Golf mk2

VIDEO: Cold weather rocks, Golf Clubsport S reaffirms own record with 7m47s

Yes, BTG was right, and on October 26th VW was indeed setting another lap record at the Nürburgring Nordschleife with the Golf Clubsport S.

Continue reading VIDEO: Cold weather rocks, Golf Clubsport S reaffirms own record with 7m47s

VIDEO: Did VW cheat to make this 7m49s lap?

Wow, my mind boggles. The world’s largest automobile manufacturer hires the world’s biggest (and sometimes most expensive) racing track and attempts a lap record.

And then they record it on a badly installed, aimed at the sky, microphone-almost-none-functional RaceNavigator.

But still… here it is. In all it’s ‘glory’. Now, let’s take a closer look. Continue reading VIDEO: Did VW cheat to make this 7m49s lap?

VW claim new fastest-FWD ‘Ring record with Golf Clubsport S

After last month’s VW shenanigans on Döttinger Höhe, it was plainly obvious that Wolfsburg were gunning for the top spot in the Nürburgring laptime race. And the proof of that dropped on to the internet last night, over at the VW Media site. Along with these awesome photos…

Continue reading VW claim new fastest-FWD ‘Ring record with Golf Clubsport S

VIDEO: DIY Golf mk2 versus Harris in a 991 GT3.RS

Nigel Pinder’s Golf mk2 turbo is no stranger to the pages of BTG. The Pinderwagen, as BTG christened it, has turned up numerous times on DestinationNürburgring events. It’s a giant-slayer, and with its impressive power-to-weight ratio and strong aeros, this little Golf can help keep any legendary supercar honest.

And supercars don’t get any more legendary than the newest 991 GT3.RS, piloted by no less than Chris Harris!

Continue reading VIDEO: DIY Golf mk2 versus Harris in a 991 GT3.RS

Did the Golf GTi Clubsport S just set a new FWD Nürburgring record live on BTG?

It should be no surprise that SEAT’s Nürburgring exploits have not gone unnoticed over at Wolfsburg. Stealing the heart out of VW’s top Golf R, then sticking it in an LSD-equipped and so-much-sharper Leon produced, in my opinion, the best MQB-car to date.

Continue reading Did the Golf GTi Clubsport S just set a new FWD Nürburgring record live on BTG?

VIDEO: Just an old Golf mk2 stalking a Porsche GT3 at 7m45BTG

The Legend of Nige’s Pinderwagen continues after another successful Nürburgring Trackday at #DN13. While some people seem to dislike his home-built GT3 stalker, others simple love it.

And this video will show you why.

Continue reading VIDEO: Just an old Golf mk2 stalking a Porsche GT3 at 7m45BTG

VIDEO: Three wheels on my ‘wagen, but I’m still rolling along

Yesterday I shared my personal TOP5 Nürburgring Crash Videos from last weekend, but little did I know that I was missing one of the craziest videos this month…

Continue reading VIDEO: Three wheels on my ‘wagen, but I’m still rolling along

Some photos from DN12

There’s a lot to be said for a good trackday at any circuit. But a perfect couple of days on the Nürburgring Nordschleife in the middle of summer? Welcome to Green Heaven… DN-style.

Continue reading Some photos from DN12

VW Golf GTi Clubsport nearly ready for production? [UPDATED]

It’s the 40th birthday of the VW Golf next year, and the Wolfsburg crew look like they’ll have an ‘ultimate’ version of the classic FWD platform to bring to the party.

Continue reading VW Golf GTi Clubsport nearly ready for production? [UPDATED]