There should be a production version of the Volkswagen Polo R WRC that's simply called the Polo RC, as in "RC car." Watching the diminutive VW being tested in Finland in preparation for next year's World Rally Championship makes us think "Wow, that's awesome!" and "Who's got the remote?"

The rawer, wider, lighter Polo is powered by a Pratt & Whitney 300-horsepower, 1.6-liter STI engine, and sounds it. It might take some time for it to start winning, but there's proof in the video below that it will fly from the very first rally.



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      Lee
      • 2 Years Ago
      The driver needs to give some pilots lessons on landings.
      Tristan
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm sure you mean TSi engine instead of Sti?
      SPcamert
      • 2 Years Ago
      2 things: 1. Whoever is driving that thing has balls the size of melons 2. I see a lot of Skoda in that car
        Vracknal
        • 2 Years Ago
        @SPcamert
        There's two different cars being driven in that clip; one is a Skode Fabia 4door rally car, the other is a VW Polo 2dr rally car. They do look very similar though...
      DontCheatBeHonest
      • 2 Years Ago
      Remarkable shocks, suspension, and chassis. Drivers pretty good too. Bravo!
      Pdexter
      • 2 Years Ago
      Finnish rally is just lethal. Biggest jumps, fastest average speeds and trees just couple of meters away. Some serious balls needed.
      Agent55
      • 2 Years Ago
      wow, wow and wow
      Christian L.
      • 2 Years Ago
      That was awesome! looks like a toy car. Driver makes it look so easy. Imagine going that fast that car jumps as it turns.
      wafflesnfalafel
      • 2 Years Ago
      Holy cow - looks like they are ready for WRC. That thing really flies nicely - well balanced, easy to control even on those crossed up landings. Wonder who is driving it, (looks a little a little Gronholm-esque?)
        L. Dias
        • 2 Years Ago
        @wafflesnfalafel
        It's Sebastien Ogier (FRA)/Julien Ingrassia(FRA)... Loeb's worst nightmare. Took a lot of courage to leave Citroen and the championship fight for a year, but it will certainly pay off, the development of the car is totally adapted to his style and if the car turns out to be reliable, he'll be the man to beat. Similar to what happened with Tommi Mäkinen and Mitsubishi, back in the good old 90's. Hope it is, the guy is a huge talent, is crazy fast, has an exciting driving style, is very humble and much more approachable than Loeb. He's a real fighter like Petter Solberg, fans love this kind of champion. The fact that he already proved he can beat Loeb at his best (beat him in Rally Portugal twice! by 7.9s and 31.8s and in Acropolis Rally by 10.5s), predicts a hell of a championship next year. And in 2014 things can heat even more, Toyota is almost certain to return to WRC, releasing an S2000 next year for testing. There's also rumors about Hyunday returning to WRC soon with an i20, but they refuse to comment on that for the moment.
      EJD1984
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wheeeeeeeeeeeee :-D
      J
      • 2 Years Ago
      He could have made the jump at the x-games... just sayin'
      IBx27
      • 2 Years Ago
      1:25 - Nosedive!!!
      Joseph Davis
      • 2 Years Ago
      Love this car lightweight and small engine gives it nice balanced handling. Aslo desending from air the lightweight car makes it much easier on the suspension and body frame.
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