2011 BTCC VW Golf unveiled at Autosport International Show
The first day of the Autosport International show at Birmingham's NEC arena, saw the wraps come off the 2011-version of the AmDMilltekRacing.com Volkswagen Golf BTCC race car.
During the winter break, the car has undergone a major transformation with the aim of making it significantly more competitive in the forthcoming season - which kicks off at Brands Hatch on the 2nd and 3rd April.
The biggest problem the team faced during their maiden season was a relative lack of power from their 2-litre normally aspirated powerplant. This season, however, the car is now packing a 2-litre turbo-charged engine which should dramatically boost the power output and level the playing field. Milltek's technicians have also worked extensively with the team to develop a new ultra-high performance exhaust system to compliment the engine upgrade.
The launch was met by a large and enthusiastic crowd of journalists and fans who were eager to find out more about the car, the team and, the experiences and aspirations of its driver Shaun Hollamby.
The launch was held on the Milltek Sport stand (8555 in hall 8) where Hollamby was joined by key sponsor and Milltek Sport's owner Phil Millington.
Despite a difficult opening season, the team proved to be a massive hit with fans of BTCC and went on to win the "BTCC Fans Trophy 2010".
To see the new car, it will be on the Milltek Sport stand for the duration of the show - we'd love to see you there but if you can't make it, you can still follow all the developments and pre-season testing on the team's BTCC blog.