Jost Capito

  • 2014 Volkswagen GTI concept, 2012 Paris auto show

    Jost Capito joined Volkswagen in May of 2012 as the head of Volkswagen’s motorsports division. Prior to this, Capito worked at Ford, where he was head of its Global Performance Vehicles group, and ultimately the man responsible for products like the Ford Focus RS. In other words, he knows a thing or two about making cars go fast, as well as building cars that are slightly over-the-top. Now that he’s settled in at Volkswagen, Whatcar is reporting that Capito wants to expand VW’s performance car offerings, and we say that’s a very good thing. In addition to getting the...

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    Ford Performance Vehicle Chief Jost Capito To Head VW Motorsport

    Ford’s Global Performance Vehicles chief and the man largely responsible for developing the all-out-insane Focus RS, Jost Capito, has left the Blue Oval to head up Volkswagen’s burgeoning motorsports division. He starts his new role on May 1, 2012, and takes over from Kris Nissen who...

  • 2011 Shelby GT500
    Ford Establishes Global Engineering Team For Future Performance Vehicles

    Jost Capito. The name should ring a bell for most Ford performance fans but for the uninitiated he is the current chief of Ford's global performance vehicles and motorsports business development and one of the key men behind the 305 horsepower Ford Focus RS super-hatch sold overseas. With such...

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