Volkswagen G40 Cup Car


Complete with FIA Homologation Documents, MSA Vehicle Passport and V5 

This Original G40 Cup is the ‘last one’ still competing to my knowledge and a very rare car……it is also the only G40 Cup Race car to ever be ‘road registered’ in 1998 to allow it to compete in a previous roadgoing production class in MSA Hillclimbs.


1 of 50 cars plucked from the production line (before undersealing etc) by VW Motorsport and converted to race spec for the VW G40 Cup Race Series which ran from 1990-96. Built in 1991 by Barwell motorsport and competed in UK Circuit racing until 1996.

Originally driven by Mark Lemmer:

1992-12 starts, 12 finishes, 1 win, 2 second places, 3 third places, 3 fastest laps and 1 lap record.

1993-11 starts, 11 finishes, 3 pole positions, 1 win, 3 second places, 1 3rd place, 3 fastest laps, 3 lap records.

1994-96 Gary James, Tim Munday then drove the car but unable to find the results.


Purchased by Damon Gray in 1996 and campaigned in MSA Hillclimbs Class 7 modified production, converted to road spec and road registered in 1998 to allow it to compete in road-going production until 2000 where it was then dry stored until sold in 2006.


Re commissioned by David Sturdy and Richard Vale and competed in MSA Harewood speed Championships winning outright in 2009 & 2010 and coming runner up in 2008.

33 Races, 13 wins, 11 second places, 7 third places with only 2 finishes off the podium in 5 years of competition. Course record holder 12/4/2009-12/5/2012 and still 1 of only 3 cars to go sub 67’s.


Purchased by Will Roberts competing in MSA Hillclimbs at Harewood, Prescot, Barbon.

13 Races, 2 wins,3 second places and 4 third places.


Purchased by Ian Johnson November 2016 from Richard Vale who had bought the G40 back from Will Roberts in 2015 but did not compete just dry stored. The G40 Cup was returned back to Full Modified Production spec from its road-going spec.

MSA Vehicle passport June 2017

Competed in MSA Sprints modified production class 3b and also Javelin Sprint series class highly modified production 1600-2000cc.

7 Races, 2 wins, 2 second places, 1 third place and 2 fourth places.


Car Condition 

Being a race car for all of its 27 years the G40 Cup has had a ‘used’ life but is very presentable with no rot along with recent paintwork (end 2017) to the bonnet, wings, rear hatch, front bumper, rear bumper and 4 arch extensions. Everything works as it should with nothing needing doing mechanically, it’s on the button ready to go with a good spares package included.

NB: This is a used ‘Race Car’ not a garaged show car, it has been used and abused for 27 years.

Car Spec 

Wet weight 711kgs


VW Motorsport fully seam welded and strengthened shell, G40 Cup Safety devices 7 point roll cage with 10 additional fixed bolt to shell points, door bars, harness bar with integrated eye bolt points.

Weld in seat rail

GRP Bonnet

GRP Rear Hatch

Plastics 4 performance polycarbonate windows (sides and rear)

Welded in Sill stand kit with 4 x 500mm height stands


Rebuilt in 2015 by Darren Underwood and only competed in 11 sprints which is approximately 125 miles of racing along with 2 ½ day track days at Oulton Park and Anglesey.

1341cc Fully Forged, lightened and balanced, Wossner pistons and rings, PEC rods, Mahle bearings, baffled sump.

Brand new (2015) big valve head ported and polished with Schrick race guides, titanium retainers, springs, cotters and Schrick camshaft.

Compression 8:1

GT ported inlet manifold

De wedged ported throttle body

Stainless 4 branch exhaust manifold (wrapped)

Side exit power-flow 3″ exhaust (92db)

Jabba sport R1 ported G40 Supercharger running 11psi boost……dyno graphs showing 177bhp (Dec 2016) running rich with fuel pressure set wrong and dyno graph after build in 2015 of 192bhp (different rolling road used). Power is somewhere I expect between the two.


G40 Cup ATV gearbox with ratios:






CAE Ultra Short Shifter

G40 Cup LSD-Plated Gemini with ratio 4:3:1……comes with spare circuit 3:3:1


Paddle Clutch with lightened flywheel (unknown make)




G40 Cup fully rose jointed steering & suspension

G40 Cup Eccentric adjustable top mounts

G40 Cup Adjustable platform strut with shortened Bilstein 40mm Group A inserts, 342lb springs

G40 Cup solid ARB with Cup lowering blocks

G40 Cup adjustable top strut brace

Lower Chassis brace

Adjustable lower control arms

Custom Geometry set up by Simon Stanley Chevron Motorsport


G40 Cup rear beam with integrated torsion bar

Black poly bushed

Avo adjustable platform, rebound coil over’s with 420lb springs



Wilwood Dynalite 4 pot calipers with custom bracket

Custom BG Motorsport Bells

Custom 300mm x 22mm Mtec grooved & vented disk

DS3000 pads

Braided brake lines

Motul RF660 brake fluid

OBP Billet Floor mounted adjustable bias pedal box

Dash Mount brake bias adjuster

G40 Cup AP rear bias valve (original)



Wheels 1: Ultralite 8 x 15 ET0 fitted with Avon 8.0 x 21.5 15 A15 Hillclimb slicks

Wheels 2: Compomotive MO5 7 x 15 ET12 front, ET25 Rear fitted with 2 x Avon 8.0 x 21.5 15 cut A15 hillclimb slicks

Wheels 3: Mimms 7 x 15 ET25 fitted with Toyo R1R 195 x 50 x 15 list 1b tyre (wets) which have done 4 laps

Spare tyres: 

Nearly new 2 off 9.0 x 21.5 15 Avon A15 hillclimb slick wrapped and stored correctly

Nearly new 2 off 7.5 x 21.5 15 Avon A15 hillclimb slick wrapped and stored correctly

Old 2 off 8.0 x 21.5 Avon Soft compound slick

Old 2 off 8.0 x 21.5 Avon Medium compound slick



Carbon Tec door cards

Corbeau bucket seat (not in date)

Willians 4 point Harness (not in date)

Sparco Suede deep dish steering wheel with boss

Lifeline plumbed in fire extinguisher with external pull cord (in date)

Varley Red top battery

Cartek ignition cut off system

Carbon dash panel with ignition switch, ignition reset, wiper, dash, AFR switches and Racetec boost gauge

Pi Research System 2 Race dash:

Laptimer, data log, rev counter, speedo, oil temp, water temp, oil pressure, fuel pressure, battery level etc.

Stack wideband AFR gauge with fitted wideband sensor



Adjustable lower control arms, AP disks, brake Pads, CV joints, Driveshafts, cables, Cup diff, ball joints, track rods, head bolts, inlet manifold, fuel injector rail with loom, FPR, pedal box, gear lever and linkage.

Also all original glass windows, rear hatch (required for certain race series homologation), All interior parts that would turn the car back into ‘road going production class’: rear seat, seat belts, door cards, parcel shelf, window reg’s etc.

The G40 Cup comes with all documents: V5 registration document, MSA Vehicle passport, FIA Homologation documents, Dyno graphs and a folder full of invoices totaling over £16,000. Also the magazine feature on the car which had a 7 page spread, Club Polo 2018 Calendar where the G40 Cup is the May Cover picture.


As always this car comes with our 12 months warranty, tax, MOT as well as a car cover and Optimate.

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