Scirocco R-Cup Spreads to Asia for 2011

| Germany, Wolfsburg, and China, Zhuhai

Volkswagen R GmbH, producer of the Scirocco R, has extended its sponsorship of the Scirocco R-Cup to Asia for 2011, with five events to be run in China and two in Malaysia. The Scirocco R-Cup Volkswagen uses natural gas technology (compressed natural gas / biomethane) in a one-make cup with identical touring cars. And for the first time the one-make cup will be held  under the Scirocco R-Cup name.

The Cup-Scirocco is powered by a two-litre four-in line turbo engine. The power-plant, which has been optimised for racing, draws on the technology of the TSI base engine that is used in the Scirocco R, the sport version of the coupe. The engineers have developed a CNG racing version that delivers 165 kW (225 hp) of power output and 275 Nm of torque.

This item primarily compiled using information from a Volkswagen Motorsport press release.

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