2011 Volkswagen Polo R WRC Concept Review

May 23rd, 2011 by By auto # Volkswagen

This time, Volkswagen will enter the World Rally Championship, has prepared volkswagen Polo R WRC. The Polo R WRC will be used in competition 2013. After three consecutive victories at the Dakar Rally, Volkswagen has set itself new aims in top-caliber sport. With three car corporations currently involved in the championship and global media coverage, the WRC offers an attractive, highly competitive environment for Volkswagen. By 2013 the Wolfsburg-based brand will develop a near-300-hp rally vehicle with a 1.6-liter TSI engine and four-wheel drive based on the Polo.

Volkswagen has released Volkswagen Polo R WRC Special Edition 2011. Volkswagen’s Polo R WRC rally car comes as a confirmation that VW will also build a street legal version of the Polo R. The development VW Polo R will have a rather less powerful version of the 1.6 TSI engine, and a 7-speed DSG gearbox. The result of the development Polo R will be around 210 hp and art this point, most sources say it’ll be front-wheel-drive.

The engine of the Volkswagen Polo R WRC will probably be mated to a sequential transmission and VW has already confirmed that it’ll be four-wheel-drive. The VW Polo R WRC might be designed with direct injection and turbocharging, as stipulated by FIA’s World Rally Championship regulations.

Volkswagen will be prepared and go into the Polo R WRC as a factory commitment. In doing so, the Wolfsburg-based squad can build on structures which have been established in the last number of years. The World Rally Championship is a new ambitious aim for the team that has won the “Dakar” previously three years. “We can draw on an experienced and proven squad that has done a great job in top-calibre sport previously several years,” says Volkswagen Motorsport Director Kris Nissen. “Even though the WRC is totally new territory for us and involves learning in many areas the team already meets some important prerequisites now as it brings an unwavering professional attitude and resolve to provide absolute perfection to this dedication.”

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