Volkswagen Polo R WRC Street Car Trumps Fiesta ST With 217-HP

Volkswagen Polo R WRC Street Car Trumps Fiesta ST With 217-HP
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Volkswagen has unveiled its production model, Polo R WRC street car boasting 217 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. Continue Reading...

Volkswagen Polo R to Bow at 2013 Geneva Motor Show

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Volkswagen Polo R to Bow at 2013 Geneva Motor Show
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Volkswagen may have pretty much invented the sub-compact car segment in North America, and yet the brand has shown very little interest in bringing its current small car to America. That will become a serious shame next year when the German auto giant unveils a hopped-up “R” badged version of its popular hatchback. Continue Reading...

Volkswagen Polo R WRC Sounds Like a Pack of Firecrackers [Video]

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Earlier in the month we reported that Volkswagen was testing their new WRC Polo R with Carlos Sainz behind the wheel, and now there’s video from Sainz’s testing sessions along with the official announcement of VW signing Sebastian Ogier as their first driver for the FIA World Rally Championship alongside Julien Ingrassia as his co-driver…. Continue Reading...

Volkswagen WRC Polo R Looks Promising In Testing, Carlos Sainz Driving

Volkswagen WRC Polo R Looks Promising In Testing, Carlos Sainz Driving
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Volkswagen’s WRC entry in the form of a Polo R is out testing a little over a year before its official competition debut. The Polo R recently got its first bout of testing on a 1.5-mile tarmac track out in the vineyards in Trier, Germany. Behind the wheel during test was Dakar winner Carlos Sainz… Continue Reading...

VW Offers Two R-Line Packages For The Polo, Exclusive Edition For The Passat

VW Offers Two R-Line Packages For The Polo, Exclusive Edition For The Passat
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Last year, Volkswagen stirred up some excitement by introducing the 2010 Polo GTI at the 2010 Geneva Auto Show, and this year they’re following it up with an announcement of two R-Line packages for the Polo in addition to an Exclusive Edition for the Passat. The pair of R-Line packages will be available as an… Continue Reading...

Volkswagen to Expand R Lineup With More Models, More Power

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Volkswagen to Expand R Lineup With More Models, More Power
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Volkswagen’s R line of performance models looks to continue to grow and we’re not just talking about the new Golf R Cabriolet concept that debuted at the annual Worthersee GTI meet this past week. According to sources inside the German automaker look for more models, with future versions gaining even more power. Likely to arrive… Continue Reading...

Volkswagen Polo R to Bow in 2012

Volkswagen Polo R to Bow in 2012
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Volkswagen will expand its R lineup of performance vehicles, adding a hot-hatch Polo R in 2012. News of the hard-core sub-compact comes via AutoCar, suggesting the Polo R is likely to get a turbocharged 1.6-liter 4-cylinder making roughly 210-hp. Unlike the Golf R, however, the Polo will remain front-wheel drive as the Polo platform can’t… Continue Reading...