Volkswagen Motorsports India kickstarts 2018 AMEO CUP with 20 Drivers on the grid, including 13 freshers and 2 females. Ameo Cup is in its second season this year, The practice session started on friday 22nd june with two qualifying races on Saturday and Finals on Sunday at Kari Motor Speedway in Coimbatore.
The 2018 Volkswagen Ameo Cup will be spread over four race weekends over the next five months. While the first round is on schedule, the next two rounds will be held at the Madras Motor Race Track (MMRT) in Chennai, followed by the fourth and final round at the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) in Greater Noida in October this year.
After Maruti Suzuki, Volkswagen has been contributing to the motorsports scene in India with its introduction of the Polo Cup, way back in 2010. 2015 brought about its change to the Vento cup; and since last year, we have been watching the Ameo Cup.
The 2018 Ameo Cup Car is powered by the 1.8L TSI engine tweaked to produce 202hp with 320nm torque, this is mated to 6speed sequential gearbox with paddle shifters. Bigger brakes with 17″ wheels and KW dampers put the power down from the front wheels. There is a 8point rollcage too. Juicy !!