Home / Auto News / News article: Volkswagen Polo R WRC Street Car is a Next-Level Hot Hatch - AutoGuide.com News
 |  Mar 06 2013, 12:31 PM

Overshadowed by the new Golf’s debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, Volkswagen treated its Polo R WRC street car like yesterday’s news, tucking and hiding it from plain sight in its massive booth.

Formerly introduced in December 2012, the Polo R WRC street car is one hot hatch with 217 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. It’s also good enough to be the fastest Polo ever produced as well as taking top honors as the most powerful car in the subcompact hatchback category.

SEE ALSO: 2013 Geneva Motor Show Coverage

Unfortunately with the new Golf storming Volkswagen’s stage, the German automaker is treating the poor ‘ol Polo R WRC like a redheaded step child. But never fear, we haven’t forgotten about the hatch that’s powered by a 2.0-liter TFSI four-cylinder and weighs in at less than 3,000 pounds. The Polo R WRC street car is limited to just 2,500 units and will be built in left-hand drive only.

The saddest part of seeing the Polo R WRC live is that it’ll probably (certainly) never make it to America.

GALLERY: Volkswagen Polo R WRC Street Car

volkswagen-polo-r-wrc-street-car-1.JPGvolkswagen-polo-r-wrc-street-car-10.JPGvolkswagen-polo-r-wrc-street-car-2.JPGvolkswagen-polo-r-wrc-street-car-3.JPGvolkswagen-polo-r-wrc-street-car-5.JPGvolkswagen-polo-r-wrc-street-car-8.JPG

Discuss this story at VWForum.com