Volkswagen released a teaser of racing Polo R

April 21, 2016 at 7:36 pm

Company Volkswagen has published a teaser sketch of the hatchback Polo R, which will take part in racing championship WRC 2017. Engine of 2017 Polo R became 60 hp more powerful.

2016 Racing hatchback Volkswagen Polo-R pic

2016 Racing hatchback Volkswagen Polo-R pic

Under the new rules of competition, giving the developers more freedom in creating a body kit for cars, Polo R 2017 will be more prominent and muscular. Innovations include a low front bumper with large air intakes, swollen fenders and massive rear wing, located in the rear part. In addition, the company will change proprietary color of Volkswagen rally hatchback – in 2017 it will become white and blue.

2016 Muscular Volkswagen Polo-R image

2016 Muscular Volkswagen Polo-R image

Under the hood of the new Polo R there is a turbocharged four-cylinder unit with the volume of 1.6 liters, whose power is 380 horsepower – 60 horses more than the car of this year. It is worth noting that in 2017 the FIA has reduced the minimum weight of cars to 1175 kg, which, in their opinion, in conjunction with the more powerful engines will increase the entertainment of WRC races. For the first time the new Volkswagen Polo R will go at the start next year at the rally stage in Monte Carlo.

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