At 2010 New Delhi Auto Expo VW brought along the new Polo hatchback, which is nothing new for us but it is for Indians, and the Cup racing version. Powered by a diesel engine, this car is built for a one-make racing series which will start form June. Basically it is a stripped-put street Polo which is loaded with racing equipments.
Polo Cup is powered by a 1.6L R4 common rail diesel engine developing 130 HP@4400 rpm and torque of 250 Nm@ 1500-2500 rpm. This engine is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox. The car also comes with an aerodynamic body kit with front and rear spoiler, side skirts and rear wing.
VW has fitted the Cup Polo with SACHS adjustable racing suspension accompanied by 17 inch alloy wheels with 200/605 R17 slick tires. It also has FIA approved roll cage, fire extinguisher system with internal and external release, electrical cut off system and a race brake system with four piston fixed caliper and ventilated 312 mm disk front and 232 mm disc brake rear.
As for the interior, you get a race seat, a 6 point seatbelt prepared for HANS System, safety net on driver side, additional display and data logger system with on board camera.