VW Rolls Out New 570-Horsepower Polo R Supercar For Rallycross

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Volkswagen by no means made a Polo R… for the street, anyway. It did one for the World Rally Championship, however it shut that down final yr. Yet right here we now have a brand new one.

Created for the FIA World Rallycross Championship, this new VW Polo R Supercar packs 570 horsepower and all-wheel drive – excellent for the type of showboating spectacle for which rallycross has turn out to be recognized.

The entrance finish seems extra aggressive than final yr’s automotive, and permits for each higher engine cooling and extra aerodynamic downforce. There’s a brand new rear wing on the again, adjustable for a better vary of setups. And the engine has been closely revised as nicely.

“Volkswagen R has always drawn inspiration and passion from motor racing,” stated division chief Jost Capito. “We will now actively build on these qualities in close cooperation with our colleagues at Volkswagen Motorsport and the PSRX team. The FIA World Rallycross Championship will be really exciting and we are looking forward to working with our partners.”

VW unveiled the brand new rallycross machine at its Autostadt campus in Wolfsburg. But it’ll be as much as Petter Solburg’s RSRX Volkswagen Sweden crew to run it within the championship. Fortunately they’ve lined up prime skills to manhandle it round these tight tracks, with defending champion Johan Kristoffersson set to take the wheel. The season kicks off in Barcelona a bit below a month from now.

“There is no question about it, the new season promises to be very exciting. The opposition will do everything in their power to take our title,” famous Volkswagen Motorsport director Sven Smeets. “Our goal is obviously to provide Johan and Petter with a good car, which will allow them to challenge for the world title. I am confident that we will achieve this, and that the new partnership with Volkswagen R will give us even more power.”

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Source – carscoops.com


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