Volkswagen Polo R WRC

  • 2013 Volkswagen Polo R WRC race car

    A VW rally car takes to the air in this slow-motion rally video.

  • Volkswagen at the 2013 Rally Sweden
    Volkswagen Clinches WRC Win In Only Its Second Race

    Volkswagen, in only its second outing in the World Rally Championship, has managed to take home a win. The 2013 WRC season is the first for the German auto giant, which is campaigning two of its Polo R WRC race cars. After coming second on its debut at the Rally Monte Carlo last month, Volkswagen...

  • Volkswagen Polo R WRC at the 2013 Rally Monte Carlo
    Volkswagen Polo R WRC Finishes Second On Debut

    Volkswagen’s Polo R WRC rally car finally made its motorsport debut this past weekend, having taken part in the Rally Monte Carlo in Europe and thus marked the culmination of more than 15,000 miles of testing, the development from scratch of more than 1,700 parts, and close to 18 months of...

  • 2013 Volkswagen Polo R WRC
    Volkswagen Polo R Could Get All-Wheel Drive: Report

    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...

  • Volkswagen's Polo R WRC in shake down testing
    Volkswagen's Polo R WRC Plays On Asphalt: Video

    Just yesterday we brought you details on the Volkswagen Polo R WRC racer, set to make its competition debut at the Monte Carlo Rally, scheduled to kick off on January 15, 2013. With just weeks left to shake down the car, the crew from Oneighturbo caught the 300-plus horsepower Polo working out the...

  • 2013 Volkswagen Polo R WRC race car
    Volkswagen Reveals 2013 Polo R WRC Racer

    After announcing its entry to the World Rally Championship in May of last year, Volkswagen has finally revealed the race car that it hopes will take it to WRC glory in 2013. Already previewed in concept form, the new Polo R WRC race car certainly looks the part, and, as testing has shown...

  • 2013 Volkswagen Polo R WRC

    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). In fact, VW calls its new Polo R a road-going version of its rally car and has even attached the WRC acronym to its title. Unlike the rally car on which it’s based (pictured below), which sports a 1.6-liter turbo four, the new Polo R WRC road car gets a bigger 2.0-liter engine, which is also...

  • 2013 Volkswagen Polo R WRC live photos
    Volkswagen Polo R WRC Begins Testing: Video

    World Rally Championship racing is heating up even as other categories appear to be struggling: MINI recently revealed its new entry for the 2013 season, and Fiat’s Abarth motorsport division is expected to announce its own entry soon. Volkswagen, too, has confirmed its interest, having...

  • 2013 Volkswagen Polo R WRC
    2013 VW Polo R WRC Preview Video

    Earlier today we brought you the first scant official details on Volkswagen's 2013 World Rally Championship entry, the Polo R WRC, and now we have the official preview video of the car's design and unveiling. Showing little more than some cryptic sketching and small cuts of in-car video, both...

  • 2013 Volkswagen Polo R WRC
    Volkswagen Polo R WRC Revealed, Starts Throwing Gravel In 2013

    World Rally Championship racing is heating up even as other series appear to be struggling: MINI recently announced a new entry, and now Volkswagen is joining the party, too, as we've expected for some time, though it won't take to the countryside in anger until 2013. Its entry, the Polo R WRC, is...

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