volkswagen debuts gas power at 2010 race of champions
Nov 26, 2010
The annual Race of Champions showdown returns to Germany this weekend (27-28 November) for the first time in 21 years, and the Scirocco R-Cup race car will join a list of legendary names from the world of motorsport as they compete to claim the title of ‘Champion of Champions’.
Taking place at the DÃ¼sseldorf Football Arena, the 2010 Race of Champions will feature some of the most successful racers from around the world, and the Scirocco R-Cup race car marks the first time a vehicle powered by gas has competed in the event. The 275 PS coupÃ©s are powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder TSI engine run on bio-CNG which reduces CO2 emissions by 80 per cent.
Among the list of famous names taking part are SÃ©bastian Loeb (seven-time World Rally Championship winner and three-time Race of Champions ‘Champion of Champions’), Andy Priaulx (three time WTCC champion), Jason Plato (double British Touring Car Championship winner), Alain Prost (four-time Formula 1 world champion) and the German pairing of seven-time Formula 1 champion Michael Schumacher and the recently-crowned 2010 Formula 1 world champion Sebastian Vettel.
The 2010 season saw the eco-conscious Scirocco R-Cup complete its inaugural season as the partner series of the popular DTM. The grids were made up of a wide range of racing talent throughout the year, with guest drives from a number of motorsport legends including Martin Brundle, Mark Blundell, Johnny Herbert, Carlos Sainz and Derek Bell.
For more information about the Scirocco R-Cup or Volkswagen Motorsport, please visit www.volkswagen-motorsport.info
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