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 |  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.

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 |  Jan 17 2013, 1:16 PM

Push the bookends a bit farther apart on the shelf where you keep the specification sheets for cars you can’t own because Volkswagen just released details for its Polo R WRC.

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 |  Dec 10 2012, 6:45 AM

Volkswagen has unveiled its production model, Polo R WRC street car boasting 217 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque.

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 |  Nov 26 2011, 2:59 PM

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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.

Ogier finished third in the 2011 WRC and looks to play a pivotal role in shaping the Polo R to become a championship caliber race vehicle. The 2.0L turbocharged Polo R cranks out 296-hp and 285 lb-ft of torque and looks right at home as it tears through its testing. Ogier drove for Citroen in 2011 and won’t be back behind the wheel until 2013 with the Polo R. The 2012 season will be dedicated to developing the Polo into a serious contender.

GALLERY: Volkswagen WRC Polo R

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Check out the videos below:

[Source: Inside Line]

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