Volkswagen Motor India began its motorsport journey in the country with the one make series Polo Cup in 2010. Post the success of the one-make series, Volkswagen Motorsport India started promoting different forms of motorsport in the country by introducing the Customer Sport initiative in 2013. The brand opened up options for customers to customize their rally cars as per individual needs and offer cars for all three segments of INRC1, INRC2 and INRC3.
As part of the 10th-anniversary celebration for Volkswagen Motorsport India, the brand will showcase a special ‘Winter Project’ car at Madras Motor Race Track tomorrow. The rear-engine, rear wheel drive Polo will be powered by the 199bhp producing 1.8-litre TSI engine from the Ameo Cup car. The powerful engine will come mated to a sequential gearbox and will be offered with paddle shifters.
For the 2019 season, Volkswagen Motorsport India will reportedly continue with the Ameo Cup with minor tweaked cars. The driver selection for the 2019 season has already been conducted and the season will begin with pre-season testing and fitness camps in June followed by competitive racing at India’s all three racing circuits in Coimbatore, Chennai and Greater Noida.