|VOLKSWAGEN ANNOUNCES 'GTI CUP' SERIES
Production-based GTI racing to begin in 2008
Volkswagen of America, Inc. today announced that it will operate a production- based GTI Cup spec racing series beginning in 2008, offering aspiring young racers an affordable entry into professional motorsports. The new series will be sanctioned by Sports Car Club of America.
'Volkswagen as an automotive manufacturer is represented around the globe, and we have a strong history in motorsports, including successful spec racing Cup programs in more than 10 countries,' said Volkswagen Motorsport Director Kris Nissen. 'The GTI Cup in America will underscore Volkswagen's competitive spirit and the inspiration we take from racing into the building of our vehicles.'
While the GTI Cup racer will be optimized for track performance and safety, the heart of the GTI remains the street version's high-tech, 200-horsepower 2.0T four-cylinder engine that produces 207 ft.-lbs. of torque. Fitted with its automated manual DSG® transmission, electro-mechanical power rack-and-pinion steering system, and advanced multi-link fully independent sports-tuned rear suspension, the production vehicle is an extremely capable car for the track.
Engine Configuration O
Displacement 2.00 L | 122 cu in. | 1999.6 cc.
Horsepower 200.00 HP (147.2 KW)
Torque 207.00 Ft-Lbs (280.7 NM)
HP / Liter 100.0 BHP / Liter
Fuel Type Gasoline - Petrol
Length 165.801 in | 4211.3 mm.
Width 69.301 in | 1760.2 mm.
Wheelbase 101.501 in | 2578.1 mm.
Front Track 60.401 in | 1534.2 mm.
Rear Track 59.701 in | 1516.4 mm.
Suspension Front : McPherson strut with lower wishbones, aluminium subframe, tubular anti-roll bar, track-stabilisating steering roll ra
Rear : Advanced multi-link fully independent sports-tuned rear suspension
Rack and Pinion
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