On this year, Volkswagen car maker at Commercial Vehicle Show held at Birmingham’s NEC in the UK has unveiled new concept of race car, it’s named 2011 Volkswagen Caddy Racer and be comes new specifications and new features to make significant changes. The new Caddy Racer will join the championship is very competitive Fuchs Lubricants supported by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles director Simon Elliott once again behind the wheel.
The new 2011 Volkswagen Caddy Race cars will compete in the Volkswagen Racing Cup 2011 which will take place at Oulton Park circuit on 25 April. The most significant change over the previous model is the installation of a 2.0-litre petrol engine which develops 270 PS, channelled through the front wheels via a six-speed Volkswagen Racing quick shift gearbox. In addition to this, the rear axle has been uprated to the multi-link system found in the road-going Golf.
The Caddy’s rear axle has also received a multi-link system like the one on the Golf R, and when commenting on the new Racer said “The new Caddy has started life strongly since its launch andhas already started winning awards, so the Caddy Racer will hopefully add to the trophy cabinet! We learnt a lot through the developments made with the original Caddy Racer, and initial tests with the new van have been extremely promising. This really is a clear demonstration of Brilliant Made Better – I just can’t wait to get back out on track.”
The Volkswagen Racing Cup starts on Easter Monday at Oulton Park, and will visit some of the most famous circuits around the UK, including Snetterton, Brands Hatch, and Donington Park, plus it incorporates a trip to Zandvoort in the Netherlands, before the season finale at Silverstone in October.