Japanese performance powerhouse, Cox Inc., is set to enter the Tsukuba Super Battle on December 4th.

This is the first time a plug-in hybrid car will enter the event, as their COX VOLKSWAGEN GOLF VII GTE driven by Yuya Sakamoto is set to take on the competitive GTi challengers.

The GT hybrid model produces 110kW from a 1.4L petrol turbo engine and 80kW from an electric motor. Three different power modes are available, with the ‘GTE mode’ activating the engine and electric motor at the same time for optimum race performance.