Plus, Indian market VW Polo revealed
5 January 2010

An Indian market VW Polo race car has been unveiled at the Delhi motor show

The VW Polo race car will compete in the Indian Polo Cup, which commences this year. The race Polo is powered by a 130bhp 1.6-litre common rail diesel engine, linked to a six-speed manual gearbox.

VW Polo racer and Indian market VW Polo - official pictures

It will race on 200/60 section slick tyres and has 17-inch alloys, adjustable race suspension and an aerodynamic body kit that includes a front and rear spoiler, side skirts and rear wings..The Indian market VW Polo was also revealed in Delhi. It is a mildly reworked version of the European car and will be sold with 75bhp 1.2-litre petrol and diesel engines, both linked to a five-speed gearbox.

It will be available in three trim levels – Treadline, Comfortline and Highline - with equipment including dual front airbags, anti-lock brakes and an immobiliser.

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5 January 2010

looks good this new polo and this one in particular looks good! but come on vw hows about a decent hot hatch version to take on the likes of the corsa vxr and renaultsport clio

5 January 2010

Interesting choice of engine. I would have thought the 1.4 TSI 180PS as found in the Ibiza Cupra and rumored to be the engine for the forthcoming Polo GTI would have been a better choice. With a remap the little twincharger can push 200bhp+

5 January 2010

Wonder why they haven't used the three-door bodyshell for a race car, wouldnt it be a bit lighter?

5 January 2010

[quote VX220EDDIE] but come on vw hows about a decent hot hatch version to take on the likes of the corsa vxr and renaultsport clio [/quote]

They do, it's called the polo gti, with 180bhp 1.4tsi, or it's similar ibiza cupra and fabia vrs. less bhp but combining a supercharger and turbo charger will have a better power/torque curve i would have thought.

also

clio RS=1240kgs

corsa vxr= 1223kgs

ibiza cupra= 1172kgs

.............

As for a diesel polo race car, that stinks.

they can keep it.

5 January 2010

Volkswagen Motorsport used a 130bhp diesel in the Turkish VW Polo Ladies Cup using the last-generation cars, and not the 150bhp petrol versions as seen in the German championship. The website (http://www.polocup.in/index.aspx) says that it's a 120bhp unit... There was a 180bhp last-generation Polo, too! The Polo GTI Cup Edition was based on the GTI, but had 30bhp more and a body kit to resemble the Cup cars.

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