Volkswagen nabs Ford SVT’s Jost Capito

Jost Capito

If you’re in any way familiar with the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor, the Shelby GT500 or the Ford Focus RS, then you’ve probably heard the the name Jost Capito thrown around here and there. That’s because Capito was most recently the head of Ford’s global performance divisions and has previously overseen the development of high-performance engines at BMW.

Unfortunately (depending on how you look at it), Capito is now moving to Volkswagen Motorsport starting May 1, 2012. Why? Because he Capito has decades of experience in motorsport; among other things, he was involved in Formula 1 and was also co-pilot and winner in the truck category of the Paris-Dakar Rally.

Capito has also worked for Porsche and Sauber.

– By: Omar Rana