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08/08/18
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Volkswagen aims to break the land speed record on the United States salt flats with its new Jetta

  •  The record-breaking car is based on the new Jetta GLI and is expected to reach a speed of more than 335 km/h 
  • After the success of the I.D. R Pikes Peak, the Jetta is set to tackle the third record in three months

Volkswagen is still on the hunt for new records: only a few weeks after the success of the electric I.D. R Pikes Peak in the “Race To The Clouds” held in the Rocky Mountains and in the UK’s Goodwood Hill Climb and it’s already time for the next sporting highlight. Between 11 and 17 August, Volkswagen of America will be aiming to break the land speed record in the BGC/G class of the Southern California Timing Association on Lake Bonneville – the salt flats in the US state of Utah – with its specially prepared but near-production version of the new-generation Jetta.

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