A 260 PS racing version of a Caddy 2.0-litre TDI van
The award-winning Volkswagen Caddy van is a popular sight on our roads, but it’s also delivering great results in a more unusual location – the race track.
A 260 PS racing version of a Caddy 2.0-litre TDI van has claimed a podium finish three times so far this season in the hotly-contested Volkswagen Racing Cup.
The Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles-supported Caddy van shares the starting grid with a broad range of performance vehicles, including the Golf GTI, R32 and Beetle RSI, yet the VW Caddy has proved extremely competitive as it challenges for podium finishes.
For example, in the race at the Rockingham circuit in May, the Caddy’s regular driver and a previous director of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Peter Whinny, set a fastest lap and came close to creating a British motorsport first when the VW Caddy van achieved its best-ever result coming in less than half a second behind the winning vehicle, a Golf GTI.
‘That was completely exhilarating, the best drive of my life,’ said Peter after the race at Rockingham, ‘the Caddy is extremely competent and tremendous fun on the race track,’ he continued.
Roger Green from EVO magazine has also successfully raced the Caddy van this season and achieved a third-place podium finish in the vehicle in rounds one and two at Oulton Park.
With six rounds of the Volkswagen Racing Cup still to come, the VW Caddy van has some more opportunities to deliver successful results. The Caddy will make its next racing appearance at Silverstone on 17 August, with the Volkswagen Racing Cup finale at Donnington Park on 12 October.