Volkswagen of America, is launching the Jetta TDI Cup series at select racetracks in North America in 208. The series will be sanctioned by the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) Pro Racing Inc., and will appear at up to eight major racing venues.
The Jetta TDI Cup is designed to showcase the power and performance of VW’s new advanced diesel technology, available in the upcoming 2009 Jetta TDI sedan and SportWagen. Up to 30 Jetta TDIs will compete.
The Jetta TDI Cup racecars will be optimized for track performance and safety. To focus on the skill of the young drivers and to ensure performance parity, proper maintenance and safety standards, all vehicles will be owned and maintained by Volkswagen. The heart of the Jetta TDI Cup racing vehicle will be the all-new, 2.0-liter four-cylinder TDI diesel engine rated at 170 hp (127 kW) and nearly 300 lb-ft (407 Nm) of torque in racing trim.
The Jetta TDI race vehicles will be outfitted with a six-speed automatic DSG transmission, electro-mechanical power rack-and-pinion steering system, and advanced multi-link fully independent race-tuned suspension, driver airbag supplemental restraint system, and four-wheel ABS racing brakes.
The Jetta TDI Cup series will be certified as CarbonFree by Carbonfund.org. Additional program details will be available at www.vwmotorsportusa.com by mid-November 2007.