Volkswagen Polo World Rally Car

May 6, 2011 at 6:17 pm

Volkswagen’s return to the world rally championship will happen in 2013 with this, the Polo R WRC.

With the huge success of VW in Rally Dakar, the company’s motorsport division decided to try their luck in WRC as well. And they came up with this, a car that is a perfect machine for current rules of 1.6 liter, turbocharged, direct injection rally cars. The Polo R also has a distinctive look which is racy, but clearly shows the roots of the car.

Volkswagen Polo World Rally Car Polo R WRC 2

Volkswagen will prepare and enter the Polo R WRC as a factory commitment. In doing so, the Wolfsburg-based squad can build on structures which have been established over the past few years. The World Rally Championship is a new ambitious aim for the team that has won the “Dakar” in the past three years.

“We can draw on an experienced and proven squad which has done an outstanding job in top-calibre sport in the past few years,” says Volkswagen Motorsport Director Kris Nissen. “Even though the WRC is new territory for us and involves learning in many areas the team already meets some important prerequisites now as it brings an unwavering professional attitude and resolve to deliver absolute perfection to this commitment.”