The German based automaker Volkswagen has recently pulled the wraps off the production version of the Polo R WRC, which will be priced from almost 34,000 euros.
After it was previewed by the Polo WRC Street Concept earlier this year, the final production version of the model, which was named the Polo R WRC, has been unveiled by Volkswagen. According to the car manufacturer, the model is based on the fifth generation of the Polo and it’s powered by a 2.0 liter TSI four-cylinder turbocharged engine, the same one found under the hood of the Golf GTI too. The fastest VW Polo ever is now producing a total output of 217 BHP, between 4,500 rpm and 6,300 rpm, and it has a peak torque of 258 lb-ft, available between 2,500 and 4,400 rpm.
The total weight of the hot hatch stands at 1,324 kg, a figure which includes the driver’s weight (68 kg) and 7 kg of luggage, with 90 percent full fuel tank. The VW Polo R WRC is sending power to the wheels via a six-speed short shift manual transmission, which is helping the model sprint from 0 to 62 mph in just 6.4 seconds, before reaching a top speed of 151 mph. The model is also getting an aggressive look, with a lower front spoiler inspired from rally, large air inlets, a rear diffuser, a rear edge on the roof and 18-inch alloy wheels wrapped in 215/35 tires. Fuel consumption stands at 38 mpg (UK) and CO2 emissions stop at 174 g/km. Only 2,500 units of the Polo R WRC will be produced. Deliveries will start in September, 2013, but orders can be placed this month. Prices have been set at 33,900 euros.