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Volkswagen Polo R WRC Street previews production VW Polo R

Thu, 17 May 2012 00:00:00 -0700

Volkswagen Polo R WRC Street

The Volkswagen Polo R WRC Street that’s heading for the Worthersee Tour previews a production model of the VW Polo R.

This time last year Ulrich Hackenberg, a VW Board member, confirmed that VW intended to build a production Polo R, and the Volkswagen Polo R WRC Street that’s arrived at the Worthersee Tour this week gives us a pretty good idea of what a Polo R will offer.

VW make no mention of a 4WD platform for the Polo R in the stuff they’ve sent us, but with a 4WD version of the Polo platform developed for the Audi S1 and the Polo WRC car it seems likely VW’s new baby pocket rocket will be 4WD too.

What we do know is that it will get the 2.0 litre 217bhp lump – which is more oomph than a Golf GTi – rear spoiler, diffuser and sports suspension. Which all sounds might appealing.

Sadly, it does seem like the Polo R won’t be a full production model but a limited series to coincide with the Polo’s entry into the World Rally Championship.

But then again, if it sells…

By Cars UK