LOG IN

Share

VW Polo R WRC Street and Race versions revealed

 VW Polo R WRC Street and Race versions revealed
VW Polo R WRC street concept 17.05.2012

At the 31st GTI Meeting at Wörthersee, Austria, Volkswagen debuted the Polo WRC Street concept car and Polo R WRC road-going prototype.

The Polo WRC Street concept previews a small series production vehicle which is due to be launched in late 2013. It features a rear spoiler, diffuser, sports suspension and WRC logos. Power is provided by a 2.0-liter TSI producing 220 HP (162 kW / 217 bhp). More details will be released at a later date.

Also revealed at the week long festival for Volkswagen enthusiasts is the newly developed Polo R WRC which Volkswagen Motorsport is presenting as a road-going prototype for the FIA World Rally Championship. Dubbed by Volkswagen Head of Development Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg as the "hottest Polo ever," it features a racing version of the 1.6-liter TSI engine with approximately 300 HP (220 kW / 296 bhp). The tarmac prepared racer will accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds.

 

Related Articles

Add comment

Comments (8)

 taliz taliz
FWD? What the heck does that have to do with WRC? Should've been AWD!
0
0
December 10, 2012 7:27 am
 edd_lg edd_lg
I would have liked a Beetle WRC instead, i think it's more representative for the VW brand than the Polo.
0
0
May 17, 2012 1:47 pm
 henaz henaz
You've got to admire Volkswagen for being able to produce some of the most efficient cars whilst still maintaining their sporty image. If the reports are true, this car should be pretty incredible.
0
0
May 17, 2012 11:21 am