Most powerful Volkswagen Polo revealed

JonathanDecember 10, 2012

Volkswagen has confirmed that it is to create a production version of its Polo R WRC, though the car will only be available as a limited run.

The German vehicle manufacturer confirmed that the motor will launch to coincide with its upcoming World Rally Championship campaign and represent a top-of-the-range Polo.

In fact, the car will sit above the aggressive Volkswagen Polo GTI and is set to prove the most powerful Polo ever created.

This last claim is backed up by the fact that a turbocharged 2.0 TSI four-cylinder petrol engine is hiding underneath the vehicle’s bonnet. This motor is capable of producing 217bhp at 4500 to 6300rpm and 258lb ft of torque between 2500-4400rpm.

From a driver’s standpoint, all of this power translates to a vehicle that is capable of going from 0-62mph in a menacing 6.4 seconds and then carry on to reach a blistering top speed of 151mph.

It is not just the power credentials of the production model of the Volkswagen Polo R WRC that will catch the eye though.

The exterior design of the limited-edition car is sure to leave motorists breathless, thanks in part to the inclusion of 18-inch ‘Cagliari’ rally-inspired alloys.

What’s more, the German manufacturer has also gifted the vehicle with a unique front bumper and grille, while a white paintjob with blue and grey rally stripes along its doors and bonnet presents the car with a sporty stance over other Polo models.

The Volkswagen Polo R WRC is set to launch across the UK in September 2013.

Drivers who would like to try out a sporty Volkswagen today are in luck, should they take advantage of the great contract hire offer available on the Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TSI GTI five-door Hatchback.

Monthly instalments of £269.99 present motorists with a vehicle that is capable of hitting 62mph from rest in just 6.9 seconds and deliver 38.7mpg on a combined cycle.


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