The CAR Inquisition: VW’s R boss
Dakar winner, former F1 team boss and now the man in charge of VW’s R division, Jost Capito won’t let the old-school hot hatch disappear without a fight
THE SMALL PRINT of Jost Capito’s CV is enough to bring any petrolhead out in a sweat. He didn’t just work at BMW – he was in the high-performance engine development team from 1985. That same year, he didn’t just take part in the Dakar rally – he was in the winning truck crew. His first job within the VW Group was in Porsche’s racing division. After a stint at Sauber he moved to Ford – and there he helped bring to fruition the first Focus RS, no less.