The Polo GTi R5

The Polo GTi R5

Despite a similar capacity to the cars of the WRC, the power will be significantly lower to settle at about 300 hp. Side look however, the Polo GTI R5 will be all great: the sketch released by Volkswagen indeed already have glimpses of very generous wings, a big spoiler for the tailgate and a multitude of vents.

The development of this Polo R5 began at the beginning of the year and the first laps should be held by the end of the year. The legacy of the WRC will not be lost.

François-Xavier “FX” Demaison, technical director of Volkswagen Motorsport, is in charge of the development of the Polo GTI R5. Gerard-Jan de Jongh is the senior project engineer, who was previously a race engineer with Sébastien Ogier.

With prices starting at € 20,800, this Volkswagen Polo 1.0 TSI 115 hp is however among the most expensive in the category of versatile at this level of power against its usual rivals are the Peugeot 208 1.2 PureTech 110 Allure 20 200 € and Renault Clio 1.2 TCE 120 Intens at € 19,650, as well as from now on the Citroën C3 1.2 PureTech 110 Shine at € 18,700. And that’s not to mention a second wave particularly sharp and aggressive financially composed of the Ford Fiesta 1.0 Ecoboost 125 Vignale to 20 700 € and the Seat Ibiza 1.0 TSI 115 Xcellence to 19 300 €!

The Polo GTi R5

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