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...

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...

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...

Polo R “Likely” Admits Volkswagen Exec

Polo R “Likely” Admits Volkswagen Exec
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Previous reports of a high-performance R version of the Volkswagen Polo sub-compact have been downplayed in the past, but the German automaker rejuvenated enthusiasm in the idea when it revealed the new Polo R WRC race car last week. With R decals displayed prominently across the car, it’s a clear hint that the Polo R… Continue Reading...

Audi Skipping S1 in Favor of RS1

Audi Skipping S1 in Favor of RS1
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With continued reports about the Audi S1 coming to market, new rumors suggest the folks at Ingolstadt may pass on the S1 badge altogether in favor of the hard-core RS1 variant. Arguably Audi already offers a pretty beefed-up version of the A1 using the 1.4-liter twincharger engine from the Polo GTI, making around 180-hp. It… 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...