Volkswagen Motorsport India’s newest race car is predicated on the Virtus sedan. Built particularly for the Indian Touring Cars (ITC) class of the MRF Indian National Car Racing Championship, the brand new Virtus ITC racer replaces the Vento ITC.
Volkswagen’s 1.5 TSI engine has made its motorsport debut on the Virtus ITC racer. It will get a big energy enhance, placing out 215hp and 300Nm. The inventory Virtus GT 1.5 TSI, in the meantime, makes 150hp and 250Nm.
While the Virtus GT 1.5 TSI is on the market with a 7-speed dual-clutch automated transmission, the race-prepped model makes use of a 6-speed sequential racing gearbox that sends energy to the entrance wheels. Plenty of adjustments have been made on the security entrance as nicely, to make sure the car adheres to ITC rules. This consists of the addition of FIA-certified racing seats, six-point racing harness, roll cage and an on-board hearth extinguisher. The stripped-down inside reduces the race car’s weight to 1,080kg (in comparison with the inventory handbook’s 1,275kg).
The new Virtus ITC can be competing within the upcoming 2022 version of the MRF Indian National Car Racing Championship, Round 1 of which can be held at Chennai’s Madras International Circuit between October 7 and 9.
Two skilled racers can be piloting the car for Volkswagen Motorsport India — Sandeep Kumar, the final Volkswagen Polo Cup champion, and Jeet Jhabakh, the final Ameo Cup champion.