There were rumors that VW may enter Formula One when new rules come into force to downsize the V8’s to V6. The most concrete thing we ever got out of the Germans was that “it is being considered.” Alas the dream died and the Germans changed their focus to the WRC. 2013 will see VW campaign a Polo after years of preparation and using Skoda as a guinea pig. Celebrating its entrance VW is previewing a special edition.
This is the Polo WRC Street and garnished with a rally inspired livery, it looks rather impressive. Under the bonnet is a 217BHP 2.0 litre engine that rather interestingly has more power than the Golf GTI. We are big fans of those 14 spoke alloys and the interior, with its overly bolstered seats, ticks yet another box. The bodywork also gets some rally inspired tweaks with that spoiler and the odd air intake here and there.