Volkswagen Polo R WRC Street Car Previewed

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Volkswagen is heading to the annual GTI Meeting at Wörthersee this year with a street concept version of its Polo R WRC race car.The Polo R WRC Street will be powered by a 2.0-liter TSI four-cylinder engine with 220 hp, 40 more than the street 180 hp GTI.

The German automaker will be heading to Wörthersee with a total of five vehicles, including the WRC Race Street, Golf GTI Cabriolet, Polo R-WRC race car, GTI Black Dynamic, and Golf GTI ‘White Concept’.

The most exciting of course is the WRC Street, the first time Volkswagen is debuting the model which is set to be launched in late 2013. On the outside, the WRC Street sports a rear spoiler, diffuser, sport-tuned suspension, and an inscription with R-WRC logos. Of course it has its requisite graphics but overall the WRC Street looks like a fun package.

The WRC Polo race car will also be present at the annual meet, and the two GTI concepts contrast one another by exterior shade – black and white.

GALLERY: Volkswagen Polo R WRC Street Concept

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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