Volkswagen Scirocco Cup Bio-CNG - Eco-friendly sports car
Because of the latest ECO standards VW didn't stop to lower the emissions of all cars, which the manufacturer have been making. Recently, a natural gas-powered Scirocco GT24-CNG took a place in Nürburgring 24-hour race. Inspired of this successful debut, VW will create a Scirocco Bio-CNG-racing version with reduction of the emissions with 80 percent.
The power unit fitted in the new Eco-friendly Scirocco develops 223ps and 275Nm of torque. The car is also equipped with push-to-pass system, which provides burst of increased power of 30 PS to create additional overtaking opportunities and action throughout the race.
The power from the engine is transmitted to the road through six-speed DSG gearbox. There also mounted paddle shifts on the steering wheel for manual shifting.
The fuel tank can accomodate 22 litres of Bio-CNG which is produced from renewable resources such as grass or a special type of maize as well as from refined biological waste. The tank is made of composite material, protected by car's roll cage.
"By clinching class victory at the Nürburgring we proved that CNG-powered vehicles not only deliver high fuel economy but also allow very sporty driving. That's why we're particularly proud about launching the world's first one-make cup with CNG-powered vehicles", said Kris Nissen, Volkswagen's Motorsport Director.
Volkswagen Scirocco Cup will replace the successful Polo Cup after six years and will become the DTM partner series in 2010.