Volkswagen Polo R WRC Street Could Come with AWD

2013 Volkswagen Polo R WRC Street High Resolution Exterior
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The latest addition to the Volkswagen Polo lineup is the powerful Polo R WRC Street version powered by a 2.0-liter TSI engine with an output of 220 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. This version sprints from 0 to 60 mph in 6.4 seconds and can hit a top speed of 151 mph. The only problem is that it comes only in front-wheel drive.

Well, now it looks like VW may be having second thoughts about this hot hatch carrying only FWD. According to head of R&D Ulrich Hackenberg, Volkswagen may offer a four-wheel drive version of the Polo R WRC Street, but only for several countries in the world. He confirmed that such a model is still not under development, but he "could imagine it."

If built, the Polo R WRC Street AWD would likely be developed on the company’s PQ25 platform that has already been used for the all-wheel drive Audi A1 quattro. Unfortunately, there we won’t see it here in the U.S., but it’s still cool regardless.

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Source: AutoCar

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15 comments:

  (542) posted on 01.6.2013

Gary, I will tell you.
Unfortunately, it is not likely to appear the 4wheels version.
We keep in touch, I’ll let you know if I get any information

  (509) posted on 01.6.2013

Snow.castle, I guess the design is right for the type of car, take in consideration that’s a Wolksvagen , not a Lamborghini...

  (516) posted on 01.6.2013

I think it looks quite cheap, as design.Maybe they could have come with something more good.
That’s my opinion , at least..

  (542) posted on 01.6.2013

Dave, I think that’s irrelevant!
Consider also the other features of this car, and then come up with a conclusion regarding it’s power..

  (509) posted on 01.6.2013

The most powerful it gets, the better it is.
I’m not so impressed by this one, tough..

  (475) posted on 01.6.2013

I really hope that they will be able and want to create the four wheel drive version.

  (452) posted on 01.6.2013

Volkswagen foreveer! It’s the best mark, I totally love their cars!!

  (302) posted on 01.5.2013

Does anybody know a price?Or when they will announce it?

  (305) posted on 01.5.2013

Thanks, I’m really interested in it!

  (312) posted on 01.5.2013

gary, I will tell you, as soon as I get to know

  (305) posted on 01.5.2013

Can anyone please send me some more info when the 4wheel drive version appears?Thanks

  (312) posted on 01.5.2013

The four-wheel drive version might appear in which lucky countries?

  (302) posted on 01.5.2013

only 220 horsepower?That’s low, i guess..

  (305) posted on 01.5.2013

I was expecting a much better interior design, considering the exterior look...

  (422) posted on 01.5.2013

Too bad it’s only front-wheel drive..pretty good, however

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