Volkswagen has to do some modifications in order to homologate the Polo WRC rally car according to FIA. The Germans will have to build 2.500 road-going models to reach the requirements. Last year we had the opportunity to see the production version of the VW Polo R WRC exactly when VW began taking orders for the car. The specialists have released a relatively big photo gallery of the most powerful production Polo ever made. This comes a few months before the delivery period begins in September this year.
As you probably suspect, the street version of the model has very little in common with the race car. So that you know, the model is a front-wheel drive and not a four-wheel drive. Under the hood it hides a 2.0-liter engine capable of generating 220 PS. The Polo WRC receives power from a 1.6-liter unit capable of generating 300 PS. To transfer the output to the wheels the engineers have offered a 6-speed manual transmission which has a big impact on the character of the Polo R WRC. The output enables the car to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.4 seconds and to reach a top speed of 243 km/h. This is actually 0.1 seconds faster than the Golf GTI. The handling was improved thanks to an electronic differential lock the carmaker manages to improve the quality of handling.
Just for comparison, the Polo GTI and the Polo R WRC are quite similar as the last one is capable of generating 40 horsepower and 100 Nm of torque more. The carmaker has established a starting price of EUR33.900 in Germany and each of the 2.500 units sports an identical paint scheme, just like you can see in the photo gallery we have prepared for you. In the price of the model the carmaker will also offer 18-inch Carliari alloy-wheels, sport seats with WRC logo, standard bi-xenon headlights, cruise control and winter package. The list continues with light and rain sensor, climate control, radio navigation unit and a lot more
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