VW MODIFY POLO RALLY MODEL
VW has made subtle revisions to its dominating Polo R FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) car. The detailed improvements were
ahead of the 2016 season, which started with Monte Carlo last week.
few cautious changes to the equipment used by three-time world champion pairing Sebastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia, as well two other VW teams were undertaken with a view increasing the car’s reliability.
Modifications haven’t been just under bonnet focus on the design of front of car, giving
240kW four-wheel drive powerhouse an even more striking appearance. With 34 wins from 39 WRC rallies, the Polo R WRC is most successful rally car all time after just three seasons.
“We are about to defend our world championship title for the third time in a row,” said a VW motorsport spokesman.
“The opposition has not been sleeping, and modified its cars for the new season.
“So have we, of course. The changes to the Polo R WRC are finetuning and detailed improvements make world championship-winning car even better.
“You have bear in mind that the regulations the World Rally Championship only allow a few modifications.
“Thanks to this stability, it is possible challenge for title for several years with an existing car, making detailed improvements. That precisely our goal for 2016.”
The second generation of Polo R WRC is now even more reliable: two changes to the chassis have optimised stability car.
front subframe has been strengthened, as rear-axle wishbones for gravel specification of Polo R WRC.
The pistons in the engine have also been subject a minor modification, which is barely visible to the naked eye, order to further optimise its reliability. As such, it virtually identical engine used in the 2015 Polo R WRC.