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.
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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.