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VW Jetta TDI Cup cars running R8 brakes?

Rumor had it that the Jetta TDI’s are running R8 brakes… well this shot is from the Arizona testing and it looks to be true!

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  1. John Shim says:

    Yup, rears are fitted up front.

    It does seem like an odd fit, but Volkswagen and their test drivers did a lot of testing on the setup at Oschersleben and VIR.

    From what I could tell from driving the Jetta car @ Phoenix, it felt great. Overkill? Well, we tested on Michelin racing slicks!

    We have yet to find out who our series tire choice will be, but I am guessing BFGoodrich R1R or Toyo R888 r-compounds.

  2. John Shim says:

    Yup, they are. In fact, the Jetta TDI’s are running rear R8 brakes, because the front R8 brakes would have required 19″ wheels!

  3. oneighturbo says:

    Ah, John thanks for the update! So they are rears fitted up front? Seems like an odd fit, overkill?

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