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    Thread: Volkswagen to Start Contesting the WRC with the Polo R WRC in 2013

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      05-05-2011 01:04 PM #1


      “We have invited you to join us here in Olbia to announce Volkswagen’s entry in the World Rally Championship starting in 2013.” – These were the words used by Volkswagen Management Board Member Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg as he declared Volkswagen’s entry into the most versatile of the four automobile world championships (World Rally Championship, WRC).

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      05-05-2011 01:21 PM #2
      Very cool.

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      05-05-2011 01:25 PM #3
      Impressive! Looking forward to watching this slide around.

    4. 05-05-2011 02:03 PM #4
      They don't mention their Skoda rally resources anywhere...I wonder if that is a completely standalone operation?

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      05-05-2011 02:11 PM #5
      AWESOME

    6. 05-05-2011 02:16 PM #6
      they need to sell this bodykit

    7. 05-05-2011 03:07 PM #7
      This is excellent news.

      I've been following the AWESOME rally coverage on HD Theatre, and have been wondering when VW will have a car in WRC or SWRC.

      I think that having an actual VW, instead of Skoda, will be much more recognizeable to fans all over the globe.

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      05-05-2011 03:52 PM #8
      Nice! VW, now you have to sell the Polo here and offer this rally version to the public.

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      05-05-2011 07:15 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by wky View Post
      Nice! VW, now you have to sell the Polo here and offer this rally version to the public.

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      05-05-2011 09:13 PM #10
      I want those rims!!
      Can't beat that AWE Tuning sound... Tuned VR6
      (but i really do love the R: http://bit.ly/1zkdBq7)

    11. 05-05-2011 09:27 PM #11

      Quote Originally Posted by boboised209 View Post
      I want those rims!!

      and something about Latrell Sprewell makes me wanna choke people those LED DRL makes me think we'll be seeing those on the Golf soon

    12. 05-05-2011 09:57 PM #12
      about time... like to see Ken Block in a VW.

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      05-06-2011 05:19 AM #13
      Wow, that car is smoking hot.

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      05-06-2011 08:53 AM #14
      It's great seeing Volkswagen putting them self out there. This gives the VW commnity something to get excited over other than our own events and mods. GO VW!!! The black sheep of Germany.

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      05-06-2011 01:39 PM #15
      So in order to register in WRC does VW needs to do homologation for VW Polo R? Do they have to sell 5,000 units in order to do so? That would be interesting to find out, since it will mean coming of Polo R to the general public...

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      05-06-2011 04:42 PM #16
      This Polo R is Hot!

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      05-06-2011 07:35 PM #17
      Finally, although the flares look as if they ran out of material.

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      05-07-2011 05:54 AM #18
      Way AEWSOME !!!, BUT Come VW, why even show me .
      Just one more cool car you won't let me buy, EVER

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      05-07-2011 09:08 AM #20
      looks amazing

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      05-07-2011 03:29 PM #21
      I wish the POLO cars were available in the US

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      05-07-2011 09:11 PM #22
      They need to sell the Polo in the US. This is probably one of the best compact cars in the world and the market for these could be big in the US with gas prices now going up to around $5 now in some places. I think these really could steal the market from the other compact cars on the market such as the Fit, etc. I would buy one for a commuter car.....especially if VW offered this kit for it
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      05-09-2011 11:07 AM #24
      This is great news
      Quote Originally Posted by dogger View Post
      ... (Corrado) might be the greatest collection of bad VW ideas ever put into one car.
      My Corrado (sort of) build thread / On Database
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      05-09-2011 04:27 PM #25
      Uber Hawt... i want that wing for my GTI... and a transverse driveshaft to put power to the rear wheels (aka 4-motion)... and 700 less pounds... wait, just bring the damn Polo R over here will ya???
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