Exclusively for the ADAC Tourenwagen Junior Cup series, the VW up! GTI is a thoroughbred Cup vehicle whose technical key data make it unique in an international comparison.
The vehicle, which was developed according to Junior Cup regulations, is unrivaled in terms of equipment but also in the area of engineering and closes the large gap between karting and professional touring car and GT racing in Germany with a first-class and cost-effective training device.
The VW up! GTI Cup was first created as a prototype after a development phase of around one year and completed its rollout in summer 2019. In order to simulate the mileage of several years of use, the test and development program included not only test bench runs but also more than 4,000 race track kilometers on national and international tracks. A value that also corresponds to the customer sports cars of other manufacturers.
Close cooperation with our engineering partners ensures the best possible development of all cup-specific components and will continue to help the vehicle meet all the demands of everyday racing.
In its second year of operation, the car was refined with sensible modifications, and a limited-slip differential has been providing professional propulsion since the 2022 season, which not only makes the car around 3 seconds faster but above all improves drivability and turn-in behavior. Closer duels, less tire wear and "more race car" have since ensured an even higher standard.