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Volkswagen reveals Polo WRC

VW takes the wraps off its Polo WRC in Frankfurt
Volkswagen has elected to use the Frankfurt International Motor Show to reveal the first driveable prototype of the car it will use when it enters the World Rally Championship in 2013.

The new Polo WRC was unveiled in Frankfurt on Monday evening in front of the international media and will now spend the remainder of the show on the VW stand. The manufacturer is set to launch a testing programme with the car ahead of its debut on the stages, with VW having so far been using a Super 2000 Skoda Fabia to try out a series of young drivers.

The Polo will be fitted with a 1.6-litre TSI engine in-line with the WRC's latest regulations and is the car that VW hopes will be able to take the fight to Citroen, Ford and MINI when it makes its debut.

“In February we started designing the vehicle concept for the Polo R WRC. Now we're already in a position to present the first ready-to-run vehicle that will subsequently be used in extensive tests – an important step in our preparations for the WRC entry in 2013,” Volkswagen Motorsport Director Kris Nissen said. “I'm pleased about our team having managed to get this car off the ground in such a short time, and I'm very proud about the opportunity to present it to the public on the occasion of the IAA in Frankfurt.”

As yet, Volkswagen hasn't named any drivers for its WRC programme, although Petter Solberg continues to be heavily linked with a drive.


Tagged as: volkswagen , Kris Nissen , Polo

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