Volkswagen unveils Polo R-WRC concept

VW's new 217bhp Polo R-WRC concept has been unveiled, and it will be going into production next year as the Polo R. Details and images here

Volkswagen has unveiled the 217bhp Polo R-WRC at the Worthersee tuning show, confirming that the prototype will go into production next year under the Polo R nametag, in limited numbers.

Under the bonnet, VW has fitted a twin-charged (supercharged and turbocharged) 2.0-litre TSI engine, which will produce 217bhp – more than the 208bhp engine in the Golf GTI and a significant boost over the 1.4 178bhp Polo GTI. Styling upgrades include the new bodykit, huge wheels and the R-WRC badging.

The Polo R-WRC is only one of Volkswagen’s attractions at the increasingly important Austrian tuning festival, with the full-blown 296bhp 1.6-litre Polo WRC car, and a pair of special edition Golfs on the stand along side.

Created by nine VW apprentices, the Golf GTI Black Dynamic gets a 335bhp engine, lowered suspension and an 1800-watt stereo system.

Most Popular

2022 Alpine A110 revealed – new A110 GT and sharper A110 S headline changes
Alpine A110 S – front tracking
Alpine A110

2022 Alpine A110 revealed – new A110 GT and sharper A110 S headline changes

Key updates for the range to further broaden the range and further focus top-spec A110 S
24 Nov 2021
Audi RS3 2021 review - Audi Sport set to take on AMG’s A45S
Audi RS3 review 2021
Audi RS3

Audi RS3 2021 review - Audi Sport set to take on AMG’s A45S

Audi’s new RS3 hyper hatch finally gets the technology to take on AMG’s range-topper
22 Nov 2021
Car pictures of the week
Lotus Carlton evo Icon – cornering 1
Lotus

Car pictures of the week

We go behind the lens on our latest evo Icon photoshoot in this week’s gallery
26 Nov 2021