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Volkswagen Ameo Cup car details revealed

18th Apr 2017 8:01 pm

The Ameo Cup race car is 4.6sec quicker than the 2016 Vento Cup car around the MMRT; first Cup car completely developed in India.

Following the successful Polo and Vento Cup Series, Volkswagen Motorsport India is all set to kick-start the 2017 season with the Ameo Cup. Official details of the car were revealed just a day after we brought you a scoop on its specifications. Here are the details.

Like the Made-in-India Ameo, the Ameo Cup car has been developed entirely at the Volkswagen Pune plant; a first for a car in the one-make series. It’s powered by a 1.8-litre, turbocharged TSI petrol engine that produces 205hp at 6100rpm and 320Nm between 3200rpm and 4600rpm. This is the same engine that sits under the hood of the GTI hot hatch.

Unlike the DSG dual-clutch automatics that featured in the Vento series, the Ameos use a 6-speed racing sequential gearbox with steering-mounted paddle shifters. The cars run on new 17-inch wheels shod with tyres specifically developed for this car by MRF.

Braking duties are handled by 334mm ventilated discs at front and 232mm discs at the rear.

Sirish Vissa, head of Volkswagen Motorsport India, commented on the new Ameo Cup car saying, “The car is unlike anything Indian motorsport has seen from the Volkswagen’s stable. It has more power and amazing handling, yet it is simple enough for budding racers to learn on. The race machine is on par with international standards and the new elements in the car make it possible to take our one-make series to a new high.”

Karthik Tharani, Volkswagen Motorsport India development and test driver, added on the performance of the car, “The Ameo Cup race car is a very well sorted machine and this is evident with the test lap time of 01:51.780, which is 4.6 seconds quicker as compared to the Vento Cup race car around the Madras Motor Race Track (MMRT).”

The Ameo Cup 2017 season is scheduled to start in June at the Kari Motor Speedway near Coimbatore followed by couple of rounds at MMRT in Chennai and one round at Buddh International Circuit (BIC).

Detailed Specifications:




Turbocharged Inline 4 cylinder

Fuel Supply System

Direct Injection


1798 cc

Bore and Stroke

82.5 mm x 84.1 mm

Maximum Power

205 PS @ 6100 rpm

Maximum Torque

320 Nm @ 3200-4600 rpm


Racing Exhaust


Petrol 97 Oct

Fuel Tank

45 liters





Front Wheel Drive


6 Speed Sequential


Limited Slip Differential


Sachs Racing Clutch

Gearbox Control

Paddle Shift on Steering Wheel with Electro-Magnetic Actuator




Front Suspension

McPherson Strut / 2-Way Adjustable KW Dampers / Modified Kinematics

Front Stabiliser

20 mm Diameter / 3 Position Adjustable

Rear Suspension

Torsional Beam axle / 2-Way Adjustable KW Dampers / Modified Kinematics

Rear Stabiliser



Racing ABS

Front Brakes

334 mm Ventilated Discs with Uprated Calipers

Rear Brakes

232 mm Discs with Uprated Calipers

Steering System

Electric Power Steering with Racing Software


7.5J x 17’’


MRF 200/605-R17




ECU Engine

Motec M142 Engine Management

Data Acquisition

Motec C125 Colour Dash Display with 120 MB Data Logging

Power Control

Motec PDM 30 with Battery Isolator





1150 Kg

Length / Width / Height

3,995 mm / 1,682 mm / 1,483 mm


2,465 mm

Track Width -Front/Rear

1,460 mm / 1,430 mm




Roll Cage

Comprehensive 8 Point Roll Cage – FMSCI Certified

FIA Certified

OMP – Seats, 6 Point Racing Seatbelts & Driver Gear

Active Safety

On Board Fire Extinguisher – FIA Regulated


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