Motorheads from across Ireland had to look twice recently when a Volkswagen Caddy Racer, a cousin of the popular Volkswagen Caddy Van claimed the title of fastest van in Ireland setting a new course record for commercial vehicles at Mondello Park in Co Kildare with a time of 1.05.77.
Powered by a 4-cylinder, 16-valve 2.0 litre engine, the impressive Volkswagen Caddy Racer matched and surpassed many of the times set by conventional racing cars on the Mondello circuit. The Volkswagen Caddy Panel Van is the most popular commercial van in its class with an estimated 556 sold by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles so far this year.
Commenting Volkswagen Caddy Racer enthusiast and Managing Director of Volkswagen Group Ireland, Simon Elliott said, “The Volkswagen Caddy Racer is a powerful machine with an even bigger heart. I have raced it competitively in the UK and I am certain that there isn’t a commercial vehicle in Ireland that could come anywhere near matching it. It has all the very best attributes of the standard Volkswagen Caddy Panel Van plus a little extra!”
The Volkswagen Caddy Racer demonstration was the centrepiece of a Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle media event where the entire range of the commercial lifestyle fleet was showcased to journalists from around Ireland. Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is the number one commercial lifestyle vehicle brand in Ireland with an impressive range including Caravelle, California, Shuttle, Caddy Maxi Life and Amarok.