VW Polo WRC Viral Video

Nice short viral video from VW, who will be back into the WRC in 2013, with the Polo R – a 300bhp, 260lb ft, 4WD, 1200KG turbocharged pocket rocket to take on Ford and Citroen. VW Motorsport will be developing the Polo from the Fabia IRC-spec rally car over the next year and a half, before building their first Polo WRC R to compete in various events as a shakedown for the WRC in 2012. On the plus side, it's another key manufacturer in WRC, may even see a return of one of rallying's hereos – Carlos Sainz – if only in a consulting role, not driving. But on the negative side, it may mean the end to the VW Paris-Dakar cars, to budget for the WRC events. Either way, it's great to see VW back in rallying – never their best motorsport, but maybe the Dakar successes and experience with the Scirocco and Golf for circuit racing at places like the Nurburgring will make them better than ever. Looking forward to it. More news soon...


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