Volkswagen Polo R WRC Street Car is a Next-Level Hot Hatch

Volkswagen Polo R WRC Street Car is a Next-Level Hot Hatch
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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. Continue Reading...

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...

Top 10 Cars We Wish Were Sold in America

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Top 10 Cars We Wish Were Sold in America
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We might have some fancy cars over here in the USA, but there are quite a few vehicles overseas that we can’t help but think are desperately missing from our shores. More than a few are niche market models perfect for auto-enthusiasts, while others are more stylish or practical than what’s currently available in the… 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...

Volkswagen Polo R WRC Revealed

Volkswagen Polo R WRC Revealed
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Volkswagen gave us a first look at their Polo R WRC, a competition version of their Polo R hot hatch destined for the World Rally Championship.  Powered by a 1.6L TSI four-cylinder engine, the all-wheel drive Polo R makes 296 horsepower thanks to turbocharging and direct injection. The usual competition modifications, like a rollcage, bucket… Continue Reading...
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