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VW Motorsports Division is going electric!

If you remember the I.D. R that ran up Pikes Peak here then you'll love this! Sources have said that Volkswagen Motorsport will be entirely focused on electric performance. The official VW Motorsports Division announced that their very own racing efforts as well as their customer racing programs will entirely focus on EVs from here on out. That means we should see the current Golf GTI TCR and Polo GTI R5 as the last race cars fitted with internal-combustion engines.

Head of VW R&D, Frank Welsch said:

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Volkswagen Motorsport broke new ground with the ID R, and with its records around the world it demonstrated the enormous potential of electric drive. Now is the time for the next step towards the future: in motorsport, Volkswagen is resolutely committing to e-mobility and will say goodbye to factory-backed commitments using internal combustion engines.
Volkswagen Motorsport Director Sven Smeets said:

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Electric mobility offers enormous development potential, and in this regard motorsport can be a trailblazer: on the one hand, it serves as a dynamic laboratory for the development of future production cars and, on the other, as a convincing marketing platform to inspire people even more towards electric mobility.
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