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Volkswagen Polo R WRC to debut in Monte Carlo Rally

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Volkswagen Polo R WRC to debut in Monte Carlo Rally

The German based automaker Volkswagen has recently announced the debut of the Polo R WRC in the Monte Carlo Rally, on Wednesday, the 16th of January.

According to the car manufacturer, the Volkswagen Polo R WRC is ready to make its debut in motorsport and fans of the automaker will be able to see it in action on Wednesday, January 16, during the Monte Carlo Rally. The model has done about 20,000 km (12,430 miles) of testing and it was developed over 17 months. The Volkswagen Polo R WRC weights just 1,200 kg (2,645 lbs) thanks to the carbon-kevlar doors, wheel arch extension, tailgate and stripped interior.

The Volkswagen Polo R WRC is powered by a 1.6 liter four-cylinder TSI engine, which is producing an impressive 300 HP (224 kW), mated to a six-speed sequential transmission. VW says that when compared to the regular standard version of the Polo, the Polo R WRC is 138 mm wider at a total of 1,820 mm. The racer will be driven by Jari-Matti Latvala, who will be helped by co-driver Miikka Anttila, in the number 7, while the number 8 car will be driven by Sebastien Ogier, helped by Julien Ingrassia.

Source: Volkswagen

by Cristian Gnaticov (my Google+) - Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 - filed under Motorsport, News, Volkswagen. Image credit: .
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