Volkswagen factory driver Dieter Depping completed extensive tests on Monday, 5 May through the "Grüne Hölle” in the Eifel region with the 300 hp Scirocco.

Europe is waiting in great anticipation for the new Volkswagen Scirocco which will hit showrooms this autumn. Before that time comes Volkswagen wants to underline the following point, that the Scirocco is not just a revived icon but a revived icon that can hold its own in the Green Hell. After all, thats where most VW enthusiasts will take their new Scirocco every chance they get.

Yesterday VW took the Scirocco race version to the Nurburgring for the first time, after being tested at the Spreewaldring and Oschersleben track in April. Volkswagen factory driver Dieter Depping was the lucky person to lap the (in)famous track in Germany.

Volkswagen Motorsport Director Kris Nissen said: "The new Scirocco was in its element from its very first lap around the Nordschleife. The car also ran perfectly on this unique and difficult track. Now it's a just a question of preparing the three Scirocco perfectly for the race. After all, the 24-hours is a merciless test for man and machine.”

The three race Sciroccos will enter the race, the first driven by Carlos Sainz, Giniel de Villiers and Dieter Depping, the second by Jimmy Johansson, Thomas Mutsch and Francois Verbist and the third by Nurburgring legend Hans-Joachim Stuck, Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg and Bernd Ostmann.

In preparation for the 24 Hours of Nurbirgring the three teams will have a chance to practice at the four-hour endurance race at the Nurburgring in VW Golf GTI R-Line's this saturday May 10.

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