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Old 21st September 2022, 10:38   #1
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Volkswagen Motorsport India has revealed the new race car for the Indian Touring Car (ITC) regulations. Based on the Virtus GT, the new race car replaces the Vento ITC.

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The Virtus GT race car features a strengthened chassis and a roll cage. It rides on lowered suspension and 17-inch alloy wheels. The interior of the car has been stripped out to save weight. It also gets a racing bucket seat.

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Powering the Virtus GT race car is a 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine that has been tuned to produce 213 BHP and 300 Nm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed sequential transmission, instead of the 7-speed dual-clutch automatic that comes with the stock Virtus GT.

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The Virtus GT race car will make its track debut on October 8, 2022 and will compete in the upcoming ITC championship.

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Can't stop guessing just how good will this spec be in the real world (except for the low ride height), my guess is that it should be real good!
And also one question to people who have driven these sequential gearboxes, do you think these will be any good in the real world ?
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Looks pretty nice and thank god they didn't put a big wing on it, looks quite tasteful without it and that side exit exhaust!
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Do these mods or changes be made available to the general population as well as a kit ? Would make a difference !
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Do these mods or changes be made available to the general population as well as a kit ? Would make a difference !
I wish they could. Would make all the difference but reality is often disappointing.
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Do these mods or changes be made available to the general population as well as a kit ? Would make a difference !
If I'm not wrong, these cars have parts developed for racing by VW Motorsport and is discouraged for public use.

However, I'm glad that the spoilers they use are the spoilers sold as accessories which means they actually work.
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Those are some terrific looking wheels...
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What a beautiful looking machine that! I hope these kind of events are picked up faster and become popular in India sooner rather than later (we have limited petrol left under the seas they say ).

I wish we had something like the Australian V8 / Supercar championship seasons in India on a regular basis - of course with cars like the Virtus. If only we had all automakers bringing such performance modded cars, to use as marketing tools as well. A win-win!

Have to thank VW for continuing its commitment to the competitive automobile arena. That said - this also reminds me of the Polo cup cars that were tuned and spec'ced to crazy capabilities. Can only wish & grimace at the reality that the MQB POLO will never make it to the Indian shores.
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This spec is looks awesome, especially the wheels!!. Championships like these should be promoted a lot more in india and it'll be great if there were more
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This car looks amazing. I wish the wheels filled the wheel well a bit better though.

Out of curiosity, any idea about the specs of the Vento this car is replacing?
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do you think these will be any good in the real world ?
No, they'll not be good for daily use. It'll be extremely loud, vibey and unrefined and jerky to use at slow speeds.
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Everything else apart, just that lowered stance makes the Virtus look so much more sporty! This is one thing that people can do as an after market option to improve the stance of the car. I mean all people except Bangalore residents
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Just wow. Reminds me of the Polo/Vento cup cars. 17 inch wheels and still looks puny in that wheel arch. I wish they had de-chromed the chrome bits. The stance looks so much 'natural' when compared to the actual car.
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VW has removed the rear side window splitters and this provides a cleaner look in profile. Maybe they are fixed (perspex) windows
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