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  1. Volkswagen News Blog
    Speaking to the UK's Car Throttle this week , Jost Capito, the head of R GmbH, had some hints to provide about the future of the sub-brand. And while a lot of it was reasonable, not all of it was what we wanted to hear. Perhaps the most disappointing revelation was that R is happy enough with...
  2. Misc. Professional Racing
    European rallycross enthusiasts will be treated to a brand new Polo for team PSRX’s 2018 season. Best of all, though, now it isn’t just being sponsored by Volkswagen, it’s being sponsored by Volkswagen R. The shift in marketing strategy points towards a new focus on performance models and VW’s...
  3. Volkswagen News Blog
    The nice thing about a range of cars sharing a platform is that the smallest cars have access to all of the biggest cars’ toys. Case in point, Volkswagen is reportedly examining the possibility of a 300 hp Polo R. Far from being an engineering pipe dream, a Polo R would actually be pretty easy...
  4. Misc. Professional Racing
    Last year’s World Rally Championship runner up and former VW driver, Andreas Mikkelsen is having a pretty rotten 2017. The young Norwegian has had two VW seats fall out from beneath him, and now he hasn’t got a ride for 2017. "Basically everything that could have gone wrong went wrong and the...
  5. Misc. Professional Racing
    It took four time World Rally Champion Sebastien Ogier a surprisingly long time to find a new seat in the series following Volkswagen’s shocking withdrawal from the series and now we’re getting some insight as to why. It seems that the French driver who won all of his WRC titles with VW didn’t...
  6. Misc. Professional Racing
    Following Volkswagen’s surprise decision to exit the World Rally Championship late last year, it was revealed that the automaker wanted to homologate the Polo R WRC so that a privateer team could race the car. Now, though, the other teams have raised concerns about the Polo, making the car even...
  7. Misc. Professional Racing
    Our last hope of seeing a Polo R in the World Rally Championship this year is now gone. Qatari sportsman Nasser Al-Attiyah now says that there wasn’t enough time to get the car racing this season, but that there is hope for 2018. Al-Attiyah worked hard with VW to draw up a deal for the coming...
  8. Misc. Professional Racing
    Former WRC-3 drivers’ champion and Dakar winner Nasser Al-Attiyah is reportedly in talks with Volkswagen to purchase the 2017 Polo R WRC. Before abruptly exiting World Rally Championship competition at the end of the 2016 season, Volkswagen was working on its 2017 car. Last week, VW executives...
  9. Rally Racing
    To the uninitiated, the term motorsport can sound strange. How fit do you have to be to sit in a car all day? Pretty fit, it turns out. Andreas Mikkelsen and co-driver Anders Jaeger competed in the gruelling Zugspitz Ultratrail Race in Germany this weekend. The race is a 100km hike up country’s...
  10. Rally Racing
    Perhaps the least understood and most car-sickness-inducing role in rallying is co-driving. To get a better handle on what it takes to become the best team in rallying, Volkswagen Motorsport recently spoke to the guy who’s been getting reigning-world-champion Sebastien Ogier to the top of the...
  11. Rally Racing
    The World Rallycross Championship was in Germany this weekend for the second round of the season. Unfortunately, things ended poorly for team-favorite Johan Kristoffersson when he was bumped out of the lead in what commentator Andrew Coley called the most spectacular semi final-race he'd ever...
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