Please Tell Us Your City

Knowing your city will help us provide relevant content to you.

Sorry! No matching results found. Try again.Error Identifying Your Location.

Log in to CarWale

Please enter your password
Forgot password?
Please enter your registered email

Sign up to CarWale

Please enter your name
Please enter your mobile number
Please enter your password
Please enter your password

Ameo Cup car is the fastest VW racer built in India

April 18, 2017, 07:09 PM IST by Omkar Thakur
Ameo Cup car is the fastest VW racer built in India

Volkswagen Motorsports has been building itself up over the years, foraying into track racing as well as rally racing in India. As a part of its track racing programme, Volkswagen started with the Polo Cup which later evolved into the Vento Cup. With time, and of course, with engineering efforts, the cars kept on going faster. Now, in 2017, we have the VW Ameo Cup and this Indian-bred race car is said to be the fastest yet.

The Ameo Cup race car (no points for guessing here) is based on the VW Ameo compact sedan that was introduced in the passenger car market last year. The Indian division of VW Motorsports have taken this everyday stubby sedan and shoved into it one of the best that VW has got – the 1.8-litre TSI engine from the GTI.

The turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine develops just over 200bhp of power, which is about 10 per cent more than the GTI, thanks to the newly mapped ECU and free-flow intakes and exhaust. It runs a custom suspension setup and special track slicks that will provide maximum grip. Instead of the dual-clutch automatic, you have a six-speed sequential unit with steering mounted paddle shifters working through a Sachs racing clutch and a limited slip differential.

The Ameo Cup car is almost 5 seconds faster than the Vento Cup car and will ensure that the drivers undergo higher G forces around the corners. The bigger brakes with racing ABS help it stop faster while the FMSCI certified roll cage, racing seats and the 6-point harness make sure the driver is safe all the time. 

The Ameo Cup 2017 season is scheduled to start in the month of June at Kari Motor Speedway near Coimbatore followed by a couple of rounds at Madras Motor Race Track (MMRT) in Chennai and one round at Buddh International Circuit (BIC) near Greater Noida.

Tags:Volkswagen,Ameo,Volkswagen Ameo
Show CommentsHide Comments

Volkswagen Ameo Price in Popular Cities

CityOn-Road Prices
Hyderabad₹ 6.75 Lakhs onwards
Bangalore₹ 6.87 Lakhs onwards
Chennai₹ 6.73 Lakhs onwards
Mumbai₹ 7.02 Lakhs onwards
New Delhi₹ 6.5 Lakhs onwards
Kolkata₹ 6.54 Lakhs onwards
  • Upcoming Cars

Nissan KicksNissan Kicks

22nd Jan 2019

10L - ₹ 15L
Tata HarrierTata Harrier

23rd Jan 2019

16L - ₹ 22L
Maruti Suzuki New Wagon RMaruti Suzuki New Wagon R

23rd Jan 2019

4L - ₹ 6L
Mercedes-Benz V-ClassMercedes-Benz V-Class

24th Jan 2019

75L - ₹ 85L
Mahindra XUV300Mahindra XUV300

14th Feb 2019

8L - ₹ 12L
All Upcoming Cars
Ask the experts1800 2090 230Mon-Fri (9 AM - 8 PM)
Sat (9 AM - 5:30 PM)
Sun (9 AM - 7 PM)
Toll free

Select your city to avail offers

Currently available only in