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VW creates the one-make Scirocco Cup

VW had some success with a biofuelled Scirocco at the Nurburgring 24-hour race, so it's created a whole one-make bio-CNG-fuelled Cup series for 2010.

It’s bye-bye Polo Cup, hello Scirocco Cup as VW has just announced its newest one-make racing series. A full compliment of bio-CNG-fuelled Sciroccos will do battle as one of the support races for the DTM from next year.

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Each car is powered by the same TSI-derived 223hp 2.0-litre engine, with a 30hp push-to-pass boost button, and is coupled to a six-speed DSG gearbox. According to VW, using bio-CNG cuts carbon dioxide emissions by 80%. Seems a fair old amount, although not doing it at all would save 100%. Check out our efficiency skills.

But of course we’d rather see the racing, especially as VW is promising a grid made up of young, up-and-coming drivers, as well as ex-F1, DTM, rally and Le Mans drivers. There’ll even be some showbiz stars taking the wheel, probably driving like the chap in the clip below.

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Richard is a former editor of Carbuyer, as well as sister site DrivingElectric.com, and he's now Deputy Editor at Auto Express. Having spent a decade working in the automotive industry, he understands exactly what makes new car buyers tick.

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