What is the real development of the Volkswagen Polo R WRC 2017?


From the very moment that he revealed the technical regulations of the World Rally Car in 2017 Volkswagen Motorsport took advantage. In practical terms, the German firm was the first to make a mule for testing hybrid between the current regulations and which will debut next year, in the same way also the Polo R WRC 2017 has accumulated more miles than the rest of its rivals. While the Citroen C3 WRC has just completed three test, Hyundai are still working with a mule test without aerodynamic kit specific. For its part, M-Sport still has not made its debut with the Fiesta RS WRC 2017.

however, is not gold all that glitters or that is at least what emerges from the latest statements of Sébastien Ogier. The French rider is the real leader of Volkswagen, so there is no one better than him to talk about the development of the Polo R WRC 2017:we Still have a lot of work with the new Pole. We started already last year, but we’re not yet ready for 2017. The car is not yet perfected enough or in asphalt or gravel. The feeling is positive, but thanks to the new regulations there is more grip and power to exploit“.

Will be an interesting challenge for the changes made, but you need to find a real commitment in rallies such as Finland and Sweden, as they are very fast” discusses Sébastien Ogier, who also adds: “In the coming months, we’re going to work a lot on asphalt and gravel. We are using the experience of these four years to accelerate the preparation of the machine, but this new regulation imposes to go a step further. The only thing certain is that the new car is faster than the current“.


In this line, Volkswagen has completed a test on the slopes
military Baumholder
, in Germany. The firm German has proved so in
the characteristic stretches of the Rally of Germany, the Polo R WRC 2017,
although the test is not extended for more than 150 kilometres. A short test
at ‘home’ in the Dieter Depping got behind the wheel of the vehicle
, to be Sébastien Ogier, Jari-Matti Latvala and Andreas Mikkelsen
competing in the Rally of Sardinia. However, the work of the pilot
tester of the brand-the margin of Marcus Gronholm – it was quite
positive according to sources from the brand.

Be that as it may, almost as
highlight of this test was to see the Polo R WRC 2017 premiering a new
aerodynamic kit
, camouflaged yes for a new livery. Mark of the
home when it comes to a vehicle test sponsored by Red Bull,
the Volkswagen Polo R WRC debuted in sections German an image very
similar to ‘Camo Bull’
that you have already used the team Red Bull
Racing Formula 1 for camouflage the design and shapes of the Red Bull
RB11 during the pre-season 2015.