Volkswagen Polo R WRC

17 May 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on Volkswagen Polo R WRC

Volkswagen Polo


I am, clearly, a big that racing improves the And as much as I love both one and the 24 Hours of Le Mans as rolling R D facilities, the WRC (the World Championship) seems to be the best to get real world results out of world cars.

So, when announced that they going to be entering the WRC in 2013, I it sounded like a grand VW has big plans to become the worlds top brand. Not only do they to be number one in terms of sales and but they have also stated that they to be respected as a worldwide leader in of technology and performance.

Considering that they out as a cheap, inexpensive peoples#8217; car for the Year Reich, they#8217;ve a long way.

They#8217;ve got Bugatti, and its staggering They own Audi, which is the that effectively owns Le They own Lamborghini, which no explanation, and neither does ownership of Bentley, for that

But Volkswagen as a stand-alone brand needs a bit of polish and recognition, their entry into the

Which is what we have of here from the company at the Frankfurt auto show. VW be running their Polo R in the Although most Americans the Golf with VW#8217;s end of things, the Polo is a big seller, and a racing perspective, makes sense than a Golf it#8217;s smaller and lighter).

The WRC version of the Polo R shows off fenders, a fully stripped and a rather reassuring, beefy There#8217;s also a healthy of carbon fiber on the body. Up in the engine bay there#8217;s a fully version of Volkswagen#8217;s venerable STI engine cranking out something 300 horsepower. Yes, that#8217;s an figure, but as I recall my reading of the FIA WRC cars are limited to 300 ponies.

Torque? Oh, the FIA doesn#8217;t mention so WRC competitors will always you the specs of #8217;300 HP and greater XYZ foot pounds of torque.#8217; it would seem, is the closely figure in this arena. 300 HP in a car the size of a Polo does a gearhead smile.

Do keep in mind that is not Volkswagen#8217;s first go round in or off road racing. They won the Group A championship with a GTI 16V (a stout car, very beloved of the SCCA rally to this day). And more in times VW has found success in the and Finnish Rally Car Championships.

And don#8217;t forget what VW has in the Dakar Rally, namely everyone like a bunch of grapes for the past three

So, the 2013 season of the World Championship should be very to watch. Now if anyone can beat Loeb #8230;

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