German company Volkswagen is shifting away from classic combustion engines, the first step was the transfer of the sports division of the brand to electric traction.
All racing model from Volkswagen Motorsport division now elektrifiziert. This manufacturer pursues 2 purposes, first, will test advanced technologies before launching into “series”, and secondly, advertising, as a society need to advance to prepare for the advent of cars with electric traction.
The Volkswagen announced the refusal to participate in the Championships WRC world rally and circuit racing in cars WTCC. A division of Volkswagen Motorsport to focus on racing electric cars at pikes Peak (USA), the nürburgring (Germany), Goodwood (UK) and Tangmere (China).
The only model with a gasoline internal combustion engine, which is also a period of time will produce the sports division of the brand is Polo GTI rally R5, while the production of civilian models Golf GTI TCR will stop.
Recently, it was reported that in 2026 Volkswagen will show the latest in the history of the generation of internal combustion engines, then go to the motors.