Volksagen has an interesting past. The subsidary of the Volkswagen Group, the 4th largest car producer, behind Toyota, Ford, and General Motors (GM) was founded in 1937 for the purpose of making a "people's car" as ordered by Hitler himself, to prepare for war. The idea was to make a cheap, economically cheap to repair and maintain car that had better fuel mileage. During the war, the lone production plant was taken under control by first the Americans then the British. The original intent was to dismantle and salvage the factory as reparations, as it was severely damaged in Allied bombings. After plans kept changing, the plant was eventually used for military vehicles then production cars, and it's grown amazingly since then. Volkswagen is active in motorsports, particular truck racing. The Volkswagen Group also owns the famous company Audi.


[edit] Cars in Gran Turismo Series

[edit] Gran Turismo 1

No cars from Volkswagen were represented in Gran Turismo 1.

[edit] Gran Turismo 2

Golf IV 2.3 V5
Golf IV V6
Golf IV GTI 1.8T
Lupo 1.4
New Beetle GLS 2.0L
Polo 1.4 16V
New Beetle GT

[edit] Gran Turismo 3

Volkswagen Lupo Cup Car '00
Volkswagen New Beetle 2.0 '00
Volkswagen New Beetle Cup Car '00
Volkswagen New Beetle RSi '00

[edit] Gran Turismo 4

Volkswagen Beetle 1100 Standard (Type-11) 1949
Volkswagen Bora V6 4MOTION 2001
Volkswagen Golf I GTI 1976
Volkswagen Golf IV GTI 2001
Volkswagen Golf IV R32 2003
Volkswagen Golf V GTI 2005
Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Coupe (Type-1) 1968
Volkswagen Lupo 1.4 2002
Volkswagen Lupo Cup Car 2000
Volkswagen Lupo GTI 2001
Volkswagen Lupo GTI Cup Car (J) 2003
Volkswagen New Beetle 2.0 2000
Volkswagen New Beetle Cup Car 2000
Volkswagen New Beetle RSi 2000
Volkswagen Polo GTI 2001
Volkswagen W12 Nardo Concept 2001

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