slowbird
slowbird Dork
11/23/19 9:51 p.m.

https://www.motorsport.com/general/news/volkswagen-electric-only-motorsport-tcr/4601530/

Don't think I've seen this posted here, so...here it is.

I don't have any well-formed thoughts on this, but it did surprise me a bit, even though it kind of makes sense for them to distance themselves from anything that puts off emissions.

ProDarwin
ProDarwin UltimaDork
11/23/19 10:28 p.m.

What non-electric motorsports programs do they have?

Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
11/23/19 10:34 p.m.
ProDarwin said:

What non-electric motorsports programs do they have?

WTCC, WRC, and TCR.

slowbird
slowbird Dork
11/23/19 10:35 p.m.

In reply to ProDarwin :

Mostly just TCR. The article mentions they were working on an updated car for that, but it's canceled now. Also the second-tier class of WRC, they will build cars for customers but not run a team now.

So I guess they only canceled one and a half programs. cheeky

_
_ Dork
11/23/19 11:43 p.m.

What do they run that's all electric?

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner MegaDork
11/23/19 11:50 p.m.

Hill climb, at least. 

codrus
codrus UberDork
11/24/19 1:03 a.m.
_ said:

What do they run that's all electric?

Presumably Formula E.

 

Knurled.
Knurled. MegaDork
11/24/19 5:52 a.m.
Javelin said:
ProDarwin said:

What non-electric motorsports programs do they have?

WTCC, WRC, and TCR.

I stopped paying attention to WRC around the time the Eurosport feed stopped being available quasi-licitly.  Hasn't VW been kicking ass in WRC with their new rules that allow non-production engines?

Feedyurhed
Feedyurhed UltraDork
11/24/19 6:34 a.m.

Ya, I also lost interest when US coverage got spotty and after Mitsu and Subaru pulled out.  I have no idea who/what are running anymore. I miss it.

Dave M
Dave M HalfDork
11/24/19 7:14 a.m.

So I guess this just leaves Porsche, Audi, Bentley and Lambo. Do they think we're stupid? I mean, we are, but still....

Knurled.
Knurled. MegaDork
11/24/19 7:32 a.m.

Bentley? Lambo?  Are they relevant to anything at all?

STM317
STM317 UltraDork
11/24/19 7:42 a.m.

In reply to Knurled. :

I think they both still run in the Blancpain sports car series.

Dave M
Dave M HalfDork
11/24/19 8:44 a.m.

In reply to STM317 :

And IMSA (Lambo GT3).

Edit: also forgot the Super Trofeo

Dave M
Dave M HalfDork
11/24/19 8:46 a.m.
codrus said:
_ said:

What do they run that's all electric?

Presumably Formula E.

 

No, the VW group FE effort is Porsche-branded.

Dave M
Dave M HalfDork
11/24/19 8:48 a.m.
Knurled. said:
Javelin said:
ProDarwin said:

What non-electric motorsports programs do they have?

WTCC, WRC, and TCR.

I stopped paying attention to WRC around the time the Eurosport feed stopped being available quasi-licitly.  Hasn't VW been kicking ass in WRC with their new rules that allow non-production engines?

VW has been out of WRC pro for three years I think? WRC is down to just two full manufacturer programs now...just like WEC, the cars got too high-tech and expensive.

_
_ Dork
11/24/19 9:54 a.m.

In reply to Dave M :

Simple to fix this too. Rwd only, big names. Bring it to everybody's backyard. It was fun to see them do arduous journeys through the African desert. But it'd be cooler if they were somewhere near me. 

b13990
b13990 Reader
11/24/19 12:04 p.m.

In reply to slowbird :

Oh, no! Whatever shall I do? This is the worst thing since the discontinuation of the Chrysler LeBaron! Whatever will I drive???

lateapexer
lateapexer Reader
11/24/19 12:14 p.m.

Doesn't  Volkswagen own Audi, Porsche, Bentley, Lamborghini, Seat etc. Are they affected?

Streetwiseguy
Streetwiseguy MegaDork
11/24/19 2:35 p.m.
ProDarwin said:

What non-electric motorsports programs do they have?

My question, asked in the first response.  Well done.

Dave M
Dave M HalfDork
11/24/19 3:56 p.m.
Streetwiseguy said:
ProDarwin said:

What non-electric motorsports programs do they have?

My question, asked in the first response.  Well done.

What Motorsports programs do they have at all? Rallycross and Pike's Peak are more like one-offs, not programs.... This is all marketing.

vwfreek
vwfreek Reader
11/24/19 4:50 p.m.
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