Volkswagen of America, Inc. today announced that it will operate a production- based GTI Cup spec racing series beginning in 2008, offering aspiring young racers an affordable entry into professional motorsports. The new series will be sanctioned by Sports Car Club of America.
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’Back to the roots’ doesn’t mean small and light, but it does mean four-cylinder, front-wheel-drive powertrains, so say goodbye to the VR6 engine, and forget about 4Motion.(Both likely will reappear in a followup to the R32 Golf, but that car won’t wear a GTI badge and will have more of a comfort-oriented chassis tune than the GTI.)