Volkswagen Ameo Cup car details revealed

    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.

    Published On Apr 18, 2017 08:01:00 PM


    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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