2013 Volkswagen Polo R WRC Street by B&B review and pictures

Posted on Sunday, 12 January 2014 , 14:01:12 byAngela

Filed under VolkswagenEuropeanGermanTuning

Volkswagen Polo R WRC Street by B&B

Germany pretty much got us used to being the scene of a constructive battle between some of the most famous car makers in the world. Each brand tries to be a step forward than its rival. The same thing also happens between tuning companies that try to do everything to become the best in the field. Taking a Volkswagen Polo R WRC Street and adding B&B Automobiltechnik we get a nice German combination for which perfection is a must have.

B&B specially focused on offering more power to the Volkswagen Polo R WRC Street. At its basis, this WRC edition of the Polo was specially created to revive the VW brand in the WRC, so it got a pretty suggestive name. The stock model is powered by a 2.0-liter turbo 4-cylinder gasoline engine developing 217 bhp (162 kW) and 349 Nm (258 lb-ft) of torque. Thinking that such a small vehicle can produce that much of a power it’s quite impressive. However, B&B tuning had confidence that the car’s engine could do a lot more than this.

B&B offers a three stage tuning kit for the Volkswagen Polo R WRC Street. The most amazing is stage number three which increases the engine’s output to 362 bhp (270 kW) and 510 Nm (376 lb-ft), thanks to a bespoke high-pressure fuel pump, modifying the air suction system and a custom sports exhaust system. As an extra thing, B&B equipped the vehicle with a high-performance charging air cooler, a different oil cooling system and various engine managements. All these are priced at 7,950 EUR.

The small road eater can reach 62 mph (100 km/h) in 5.2 seconds. This figure makes it 1.2s quicker than the stock version. The Polo can hit a maximum speed of 168 mph (270 km/h) instead of 151 mph (243 km/h). If the client wishes, the car can also be equipped with a coilover kit, sports springs, stabilizers and a high-performance braking system with four- or six-piston calipers, that have the mission of stopping the lightweight 18-inch alloys wearing 225/35 R18 tires. For this car it is perfectly true the saying according to which strength is found in small things.