Volkswagen Polo R WRC

The result of a 17 month development programme, Volkswagen’s Polo R World Rally Car made its competitive debut on the opening round of the 2013 season and claimed its first win on the second. The driving force behind Volkswagen’s three World titles, the Polo R took 10 victories in 2013, 12 in 2014 and 12 in 2015. A second evolution of the Polo R, 75 per cent different to its predecessor, was introduced at Rallye Monte-Carlo 2015.

Engine type In-line four cylinder, 1.6 litre, turbocharged
Bore / stroke 83.0 mm / 73.8 mm
Power (max)318 hp (234 kW) at 6,250 rpm
Torque (max)430 Nm at 5,000 rpm
Transmission type Four-wheel drive
GearboxSequential shift, six forward gears and one reverse
DifferentialsMechanical front and rear
Clutch Double-disc sintered metal
Suspension MacPherson struts with adjustable dampers
SteeringServo-assisted rack and pinion
Brakes Ventilated disc brakes (front diameter 355mm on tarmac)
Wheels 8 x 18 inch for tarmac, 7 x 15 inch for gravel
Length 3,976 mm
Width 1,820 mm
Wheelbase2,480 mm
Weight FIA regulation 1,200 kg minimum (1,360 kg with driver and co-driver)


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