“There is already huge interest”
For Carrizosa, this “taxi ride” offers a glimpse of the future. Just a few days ago, the racing car, developed by Volkswagen Motorsport specifically for customer sport, has been officially approved for motorsport purposes. “Despite this, there is already huge interest,” says Juliane Gründl, head of sales at Volkswagen Motorsport. “All 15 cars planned for production in 2018 are sold out.” A further 40 cars are planned for 2019.
Volkswagen Motorsport invited the recipients of the first batch – private teams from Austria, Belgium, Finland, Italy, Paraguay, Portugal and Sweden – to visit the team base in Hannover and to meet the Polo GTI R5 at the test facility in the North German province.