2016 Wimmer Volkswagen Polo R WRC

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German firm Wimmer has taken this Polo R WRC and with an extensive set of upgrades, has nearly doubled the power output.

It starts with a 220 hp WRC powered by a 2 liter inline-4. Wimmer has upgraded the turbocharger and added an intercooler, as well as a new stainless steel sports exhaust system with valve control, a Y-pipe with sport cat, an expanded air intake, a K&N air filter, a 6-bar fuel pump, and software optimization. The final result is 420 hp and 480 lb-ft of torque.

The car rides on a KW coilover Level III suspension and 17" OZ rims.

---- Specifications ----
Price -- Production --
Engine 2 liter inline-4 Weight about 2915 lbs
Aspiration turbocharger Torque 480 lb-ft
HP 420 hp HP/Weight 6.9 lbs per hp
HP/Liter 210 hp per liter 1/4 mile --
0-62 mph -- Top Speed 174 mph

(from Jordi Miranda Press Release) WIMMER'S BEASTLY DWARF- VW POLO R WRC POWERED BY 420 HP

It's not all about the big boys toys and size doesn't matter if talking about engine power boost. WIMMER Rennsporttechnik Solingen GmbH can prove it with a VW Polo. Although the original Polo R WRC is already an impressive „Rallyvehicle“. Based on WIMMER's extensive experiences, road-approved components have been carefully selected to ensure high functional reliability and longevity.

The WIMMER Rennsporttechnik team increased the value of a 2.0-Liter-Polo original with 220 HP (=162 Kw), 350 ft-lbs torque, 6,02 kg/HP power/weight ratio and 243 km/h max speed with a power increase package level IV for 10.200,- Euro.

This level IV package includes the upgrade of the turbocharger, an adjusted air intake, a 6-bar-fuel-pump, a modified high-pressure pump, a Y-pipe with sport catalytic, an internal stainless steel sports exhaust system including valve control, an intercooler and, last but not least, the optimized software by WIMMER.

Equipped with this, the Polo comes around with 420 HP (= 309 kW), 480 ft-lbs torque, 3,15 kg/HP power/weight ratio and a hellish max speed of 280 km/h.

WIMMER Rennsporttechnik also installed a more efficient high-performance K&N air filter for 94,- Euro, a set of stylish 8x17 OZ-rims with 215/40-17 tires for 1.990,- Euro, as well as a KW-coilover suspension level III for 1.699,- Euro. A wheel load scale was used for the proper and final adjustment.

Additional information about this exceptional VW Polo R WRC can found at

WIMMER Rennsporttechnik Solingen GmbH
Löhdorfer Straße 231
D-42699 Solingen
Phone +49 (0)212 / 2 64 30 00
Fax +49 (0)212 / 2 64 34 88
E-Mail info@wimmer-rst.de
Internet: http://www.wimmer-rst.de