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Race a Volkswagen GTI on your iPhone, win a real GTI

October 23, 2009 | 12:20 pm


It's pretty safe to say the iPhone is completely mainstream at this point. Need proof? A million of the new 3GS models were sold within three days of its launch. During a recession. So promoting a product on the iPhone and iPod Touch app store is probably a pretty solid move.

Volkswagen seems to think so. In partnership with developer Firemint, it has released a  free game called Real Racing GTI. Essentially a demo of Real Racing that's limited to just the GTI, players who register the game and complete a race will automatically be entered to win one of six limited-edition GTIs.

One GTI will be given away each week over the next six weeks, and players can enter daily, so if you're still reading this, now would be a good time to get to downloading the app.  I just drove the new GTI and it's worth every penny, but a GTI free of charge would just be that much sweeter.

-- Brian Alexander

Brian Alexander is a staff writer at

Photo: Real Racing GTI. Credit: Volkswagen