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Old 03-10-2011, 07:38 PM
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Default VW enters WRC with Polo

http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/news/au...ts_closer.html

Cant wait to see the wrc polo, but it kinda makes me think- compared with the ds3, fiesta, and the polo, will the countryman have a size and weight disadvantage?
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Old 03-10-2011, 07:47 PM
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interesting. i just saw this somewhere else.

my story had pics too.

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i think this is the S2000 version
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Old 03-10-2011, 08:28 PM
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Oops im a lil late haha
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it's official, see you in 2013. hopefully by then it's mini you're gunning for...

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The all-wheel-drive Polo R WRC will be powered by a turbocharged 1.6-liter engine, which Volkswagen expects will produce around 300 horsepower. Volkswagen Motorsport has high hopes for its WRC Polo, and hopefully the team can draw on the success that VW experienced with rallying in the 1980s. In 1986, a Volkswagen GTI was the winning car in the newly formed Group A. Look for the Volkwagen Polo R WRC to try and capture some of that former glory starting with the 2013 WRC season.
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just because it's interesting...

mini hardtop - 12.21 feet
clubman - 12.9 feet
countryman - 13.48 feet

vw polo - 13.02 feet
vw golf - 13.82 feet
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It is weird to think of the polo being larger then the MCS.

But it is cool to see more competion in WRC
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VW GTI 13.82 ft

So many sharp hot hatches out there! Wish more were available stateside.
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By the time the Polo stars competing MINI should be fielding the 2-door Countryman, the Paceman.
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It is weird to think of the polo being larger then the MCS.

i thought it was weird to see that the countryman was less than 6 inches longer than the polo.
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and that my GTI is bigger than the Countryman.
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The weight wont be a problem as the countryman is at the FIA minimum of 1200kg. The current polo is quite abit bigger than the previous model. You see one next to a mk2 golf and they are similar in size!
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It's great to see more manufacturers back in Rally. Subaru just filed the R4 homologation papers so that's another big one. I'm just waiting on Toyota and a few other manufacturers to pull the trigger.

http://www.fhi.co.jp/english/news/pr...11_05_09e.html
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Just heard tonight they will be back in 2013 for five years with the Polo.

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