2011 Volkswagen Polo R WRC. Volkswagen officially enter a team in the World Rally Championship the season 2013. The announcement was made in Italy, where journalists have had the opportunity to take a look for the first time at the car Volkswagen will launch the competition, the 2011 Volkswagen Polo R WRC as a prototype. Still in development, the supermini prepared rally will be powered by a turbocharged, direct injection 1.6-liter TSI turbo engine and will use a four-wheel drive system.
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The new Volkswagen Polo R WRC comes with four-cylinder engine producing about 300 horsepower and 350 Nm of torque (258 lb.-ft.) and will be equipped with an air port 33-millimeter high speed, according to the rules. The 2011 Volkswagen Polo R WRC will be mated to a sequential gearbox.
The dry weight of the Volkswagen Polo R WRC will be 1,200 kilograms (2.645 lbs). The factory team will be managed by the Volkswagen Motorsport, division race that has won the last three Dakar. Work on the vehicle design concept for the Volkswagen Polo R WRC began in February, while preparation of the first chassis is planned for later this year. The team will begin a comprehensive testing program in 2012 and the Polo R WRC learn from this year as the VW group cars selected Skoda rally into the end of the season.