At completion of this year, Volkswagen Motorsport will certainly finish the manufacturing of the Volkswagen Polo GTI R5 and also it’s motorsport programs will certainly concern an end with all 200 workers being transferred within the VW Group in Wolfsburg.
The choice implies completion of the firm’s motorsport division, which has actually functioned considering that the 1960s. No brand-new automobiles will certainly turn out of the assembly line, which implies that the Polo GTI R5’s presently being constructed by the German producer will certainly be the last.
“The Volkswagen brand is on the way to becoming the leading provider for sustainable e-mobility. To this end, we are pooling our strengths and have decided to terminate the Volkswagen brand’s own motorsport activities,” claimed Dr. Frank Welsch, Member of the Board of Management.
“The motorsport workforce will be integrated in Volkswagen AG. The deep technical expertise of the motorsport employees and the know-how gained from the ID.R project will remain with the company and will help us put further efficient models from the ID. family on the road”
The firm will certainly guarantee that extra components required for both VW Polo R5 and also VW Golf TCR continues to be, although it’s yet to be determined whether this happens internal or outsourced to client groups.
Interestingly, regardless of VW being readied to relocate in the direction of a totally electrical automobile schedule in the following couple of years, the producer has no strategies to go into any type of electric-powered motorsport.