VW tight-lipped over hot Polo R

* VW to enter WRC with Polo R * No word on road-going Polo R * Rally car has 300bhp 1.6-litre petrol engine...

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10 May 2011 09:03 | Last updated: 14 Jun 2018 00:03

Volkswagen is keeping tight-lipped over whether it will build a production version of its Polo R World Rally Championship (WRC) car.

VW revealed last week that it will compete in the WRC from 2013 with a Polo R that's powered by a 1.6 TFSI petrol engine with nearly 300bhp.

Test versions of the four-wheel-drive rally car will run later this year, ahead of entry to the WRC in 2013 But VW won't say if a road-going version will be made, but it isn't ruling it out, either.

'There has been huge speculation since the car was launched last week, but nothing has been confirmed,' said a VW spokesman.

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