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Volkswagen to introduce new car for new season

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Motorsport is set to introduce a new race car, developed at its plant, at the upcoming Ameo Cup, commencing in June.

The all-new race machine boasts of major upgrades as compared to its predecessor, starting from the body shell itself all the way to the drivetrain, chassis and electronics.

The Ameo Cup race car its body with the road version of the Ameo while it borrows the engine from the GTI - a symbol of performance from the stable.

It comes with a Turbocharged inline 4-cylinder engine that displaces 1798 cc and produces 205 PS @ 6100 rpm (power) and 320 Nm @ 3200-4600 rpm (torque). This engine is mated to a 6-speed sequential gearbox with steering-mounted paddle shifters," according to a press release.

"With the Ameo Cup we have embarked upon yet another year of exciting races and this season is especially noteworthy as the motorsport team has developed the race car from ground up at the Plant. With this, we continue our commitment to the sport and make our intentions clear - to offer the best racing technology in India," said Andreas Lauermann, President and MD Volkswagen India Private Limited.

The series will have its first race at Kari Motor Speedway in Coimbatore in June and will be followed by a couple of rounds at Madras Motor Race Track (MMRT) in Chennai and conclude at Buddh International Circuit (BIC) in Greater Noida.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, April 19 2017. 17:57 IST