This year at Nurburgring 24 hours race VW introduced a CNG-powered Scirocco in GT2 class. The car’s successful debut gave them the idea to come up with a one-make racing series for this car to promote a new and green form of motorsport! This compressed natural gas-powered Scirocco has a 2.0 liter turbocharged engine from the TSI series with direct injection, which in the cup version produces 270 hp and is equipped with a six-speed sequential gearbox. The road going versions of VW’s Bio-CNG-powered cars are actually even more efficient than a hybrid vehicle.
With a CO2 reduction of up to 80 per cent Volkswagen demonstrates that major innovative strides are still possible in motorsport. Following the successful debut of the compressed natural gas-powered Scirocco GT24-CNG at the 24-hour race on the Nürburgring, an entire one-make cup has now been designed to enable eco-friendly motorsport. The cup version of the Bio-CNG Scirocco fitted with a two-litre turbo engine delivers up to 199 kW (270 hp). Member of the Volkswagen Executive Board for Technical Development Dr Ulrich Hackenberg is proud of the Bio-CNG Scirocco: “Our TSI engines in combination with our DSG gearbox technology stand for a symbiosis of sporty handling and economy. When, on top of that, a CO2 reduction of 80 per cent is achieved in combination with Bio-CNG, it is safe to say that this is the most eco-friendly one-make cup in the world. I had the chance myself to see how sporty such a car feels back at the 24-hour race on the Nürburgring. Bio-CNG now adds an exceptionally high CO2 reduction as another benefit, which opens up outstanding prospects for motorsport.”