VW Golf ist "World Car of the Year 2013 - und der Porsche Boxster und Cayman: ist „World Performance Car 2013" geworden.Die weltweit begehrten Auszeichnungen wurde im Rahmen der New Yorker Motor-Show von einer internationalen Fachjury bestehend aus 66 Automobil-Journalisten aus 23 Ländern vergeben. In der Begründung der Jury heißt es: „Der Golf hat genau die richtige Größe - ist geräumig, praktisch und komfortabel. Er hat ein frisches fortschrittliches Design,eine neue Motorenpalette und eine beeindruckende Liste an Serien- und Sonder-Ausstattungen und Sicherheitssystemen. Wenn es ein Auto für jedermann gibt, dann ist es der Golf".
9000 kilometres across some really rough terrain – that’s the challenge facing the rally drivers taking part in the “Dakar Rally” in January. Two weeks of stress and strain. The head of motor racing in charge of the teams is under enormous pressure too, but in his case it’s not confined to that single fortnight. All year long he has to put together a car drawing on a given budget; a car that will pose a genuine threat to the competition. At the same time he must organise and supervise: the safety of the entire team, the fitness of the drivers and co-drivers, the transportation of the equipment, and so on and so forth. Mhoch4 has accompanied Volkswagen’s head of motor racing Kris Nissen and seen the extent of the demands made on him on the eve of the Dakar Rally.
With the famous Dakar Rally, unquestionably the toughest motor race in the world, it's first and foremost all about getting through, for both people and material. And even when we as normal car drivers don't directly profit from the sometimes unbelievable performances of the racing drivers, we at least benefit from the experience gained from the racing cars and their components. Each part, from the smallest screw up to a twin turbo fuel injection system, is subjected to the very toughest of tests during the Dakar Rally. And such components have to supply a maximum of performance – after all, for the teams it's all about winning. At the end of the rally the engineers know a whole lot more, yet again: knowledge invested in the construction of Golf & Co.
Toughness and the wilds of nature! Roaring engines and a trip into the unknown in the true sense of the word! The Dakar Rally offers everything to get the heart of an adventurer beating faster. And in a few weeks it's again happening on the South American continent. We show the pressures the drivers must come to terms with in this mega-rally, and how they prepare for them!
These days, the world’s toughest rally is about a lot more than just the driving skills of the men behind the wheel. Proper navigation is equally important, and of course: being in top physical form. And the Volkswagen team has been working really hard on the latter in the Austrian village of Grän. We went along to watch the defending champions work out as they prepare for their Mission Hat-trick.
When the Football World Cup begins in South Africa in June 2010, many thousands of boys aged between ten and twelve will have already finished competing in their own World Cup. The Volkswagen Junior World Masters is a worldwide tournament series which is held in Brazil, Mexico, the USA, Russia, South Africa and Germany, amongst other countries. In May, the winning teams will compete in a final tournament at the famous Bernabeï¿½ Stadium in Madrid.
Greetings from Johannesburg, South Africa. Join us as we catch up with two of the city’s rising young soccer stars, Nodia Mukari and Dylan Bufton. Both boys play for McDuling Motors, a Johannesburg based under thirteen side that is more commonly known as Robertsham Football Club. The team recently won the South African leg of the Volkswagen Junior Masters and as a result they will now be representing South Africa in the world finals, to be held in Madrid in May.
Bem-vindo! This is Santos, Sao Paulo home of the famous football club, Santos FC. Global soccer legend, Pele played here for fifteen years. The Santos under thirteen side, recently won the Brazilian Volkswagen Junior Masters. The Volkswagen Junior Masters is a youth soccer tournament that brings together the best junior teams from twenty countries. This year the world finals will be taking place in Madrid in May.
Not exactly a dream come true, the conditions in the Dakar Rally awaiting Nasser Al-Attiyah, the driver from Qatar: a whole lot of sand, sweat and grime in the place of champagne and beautiful girls. But despite the hardships, the 38 year-old committed himself to rally sport many years ago. We document one of the most vibrant personalities from the current racing scene.
Greetings from Feodosia City in the Ukraine. This coastal town on the Black
Sea recently hosted the Ukrainian finals of the Volkswagen Junior Masters.
This premier youth football tournament takes place during every world cup
year. The winning team here will go on to represent the Ukraine in the
international finals in Spain. Each participating side was keen to show off their
skills and battle it out for championship glory.
Welcome to Dubai, a bustling seaport metropolis that is home to more than a
million people. The local finals of the Volkswagen Junior Masters recently took
place here. This unique soccer development showcase saw the best under
thirteen teams in the United Arab Emirates battling it out for a chance to play
in the world finals in Spain. Saif Mohammed Sultan Abdullah Sultan ASabaage
participated in the tournament.