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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 02:04 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 02:21 PM #2
      Very cool.

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      05-05-2011 02:25 PM #3
      Impressive! Looking forward to watching this slide around.

    4. 05-05-2011 03:03 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 03:11 PM #5
      AWESOME

    6. 05-05-2011 03:16 PM #6
      they need to sell this bodykit

    7. 05-05-2011 04:07 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 04:52 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 08:15 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 10:13 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 10:27 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 10:57 PM #12
      about time... like to see Ken Block in a VW.

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

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      05-06-2011 09:53 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 02:39 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 05:42 PM #16
      This Polo R is Hot!

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      05-06-2011 08:35 PM #17
      Finally, although the flares look as if they ran out of material.

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      05-07-2011 06:54 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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    20. 05-07-2011 10:08 AM #20
      looks amazing

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      05-07-2011 04:29 PM #21
      I wish the POLO cars were available in the US

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      05-07-2011 10:11 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 12:07 PM #24
      This is great news
      Quote Originally Posted by dogger View Post
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      05-09-2011 05:27 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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      05-10-2011 02:20 AM #26
      this should be a great competitor! hopefully it will be in Gran Turismo six so i can (kind of) drive it.

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      05-11-2011 04:47 PM #27
      When do we get a Polo R in the states?


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      05-12-2011 10:46 PM #29
      Impressive, can't wait to see it run. Also can't wait to see a rod going version in the U.S. HINT,HINT cheers
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      05-13-2011 04:34 PM #30
      I want one!!! I wish the polo series was in canada. I rather have a smaller nicer hatch than a cheap looking jetta.
      TDI polo - dream vw for me.

    30. 05-14-2011 02:19 PM #31
      'bout time!
      Also, is there not a VW Polo factory under construction in Chattanooga, TN?

      edit: well I heard a couple years ago that they were to build Polos there. Apparently the first Passat just rolled off the line last month. Laaaame.
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      05-26-2011 09:47 AM #32
      Damn that is hot! I would love to make a street legal version... if only they imported the Polo
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      06-10-2011 04:39 AM #33
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      06-15-2011 10:48 AM #34
      Rally is my favorite type of racing.....nothing compares to dirt, mud, gravel, snow, tarmac and cars flying over hills. Go VW Go!!!!!

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      It's about F----'n time they come back into the WRC!!!
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