Following the regulations of ITC (Indian Touring Car), Volkswagen Motorsport India has revealed the Virtus GT Race Car. A worthy successor to the Vento Race Car, this new sporty sedan will do its first official track run on the 8th of October, 2022. The Virtus GT Race Car is purpose-built specifically for track runs and carries hefty mechanical updates.
Volkswagen Virtus GT Race Car: Exterior and Interiors Changes
For the outside, the Volkswagen Virtus GT Race Car looks unmistakably like a track machine with its lowered stance and plethora of stickers all around. Visually, Virtus car shares its overall design, dimension and the paint scheme with the stock car but features a blanked out headlamp and fog light assembly upfront to save weight. Towards the sides, we can sport the new 17-inch lightweight race-spec alloy wheels shod with MRF rubber and lower stance that adds to the overall appeal of the car. The affair remains pretty neat at the rear with smoked tail lamps and a subtle spoiler on the boot lip.
Being a race-spec vehicle, the sedan gets a functional roll cage and skips on all the excess equipment on the inside. The car skips on rear seats, plastic panels, lower dashboard, and all the comfort and convenience features among others. Furthermore, it gets a race-spec bucket seat for the driver with a six-point harness and an ultra-light race steering wheel.
Volkswagen Virtus GT Race Car: Powertrain and Mechanical Changes
The biggest highlight of the Virtus GT Race Car is its retuned powertrain set-up. The 1.5-litre TSI EVO engine churns out 215 bhp and 300 Nm of peak torque, mated to 6 speed sequential gearbox. This bump in power combined with the lighter body will do wonders on the tarmac. On the suspension front, the lowered kit race spec setup makes the sedan stick to the ground for maximum control and traction. Although the details about the braking setup are not available, we expect the race car to get updated self-ventilated rotors and race-tuned callipers with steel braided lines.
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