Volkswagen Polo R

  • 2013 Volkswagen Polo R WRC

    Volkswagen recently revealed its long-awaited Polo R, the sportiest version of the Polo subcompact sold overseas. The new car, whose official title is Polo R WRC, just like the World Rally Championship Polo race car it’s inspired by, is set to make its debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show in March. The Polo R WRC shares much in common with its bigger brother, the Golf R, including its turbocharged and direct-injected 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, which in the Polo is tuned to deliver 220 horsepower. However, unlike the Golf R, as well as its racing cousin, the Polo R WRC misses out on...

  • 2013 Volkswagen Polo R WRC
    2013 VW Polo R WRC Car Spawns Road-Going Version: Forbidden Fruit

    After years of waiting, Volkswagen has finally added a high-performance ‘R’ variant to its Polo subcompact range, but instead of launching it as a standalone model the new hot hatch’s arrival coincides with the automaker’s 2013 entry into the World Rally Championship (WRC)...

  • Volkswagen's Polo R WRC Street concept.
    Volkswagen Polo R Set For 2013 Geneva Motor Show Debut

    A hotted up ‘R’ version of the Volkswagen Polo, essentially a smaller version of the recently launched Golf R, has been rumored to be in development for close to two years. Volkswagen has previously denied such a model, maintaining it would prove too costly for buyers in the sub-compact...

  • Volkswagen Wörthersee 09 Polo GTI concept
    Report: Volkswagen Polo R In The Works

    Back in March Volkswagen established a new division to handle development and sales for all future models designated under the company’s R performance label. While the division is still in its early stages, we’ve already seen the first of its fruits in the form of the recently revealed Golf R...

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