Polo R WRC (2016 version)


Volkswagen Polo R WRC (2016 version)

Type Straight-four engine with turbocharger and intercooling, transversally mounted in front of the front axle
Displacement 1,600 cc
Power output 234 kW (318 hp) at 6,250 rpm
Torque 430 Nm at 5,000 rpm
Bore/stroke 83,.0 mm/73,.8 mm
Air restrictor 33 mm (FIA regulation)
Engine control unit Bosch
Power transmission  
Gearbox Sequential, six-speed racing gear box, transversally mounted, hydraulically activated, paddle on the steering
Final drive Permanent four-wheel drive with equal torque split between the front and rear axles, multi-plate limited-slip differentials
Clutch Hydraulically actuated double-disk sintered metal clutch from ZF
Front/rear McPherson struts, dampers from ZF  
Suspension travel approx. 180 mm on tarmac, approx. 275 mm on gravel  
Steering Servo-assisted rack and pinion steering  
Braking system Ventilated disc brakes (front Ø 355 mm and rear Ø 350 mm on tarmac front and rear Ø 300 mm on gravel) aluminium brake callipers (four callipers, front and rear)  
Wheels Size 8 x 18 inch for tarmac, 7 x 15 inch for gravel  
Tyres Michelin competition tyres (tarmac: 20/65-18 (235/40-R18), gravel: 17/65-15 (215/60-R15), spikes: 15/65-15 (195/70-R15))  
Build FIA-conformant reinforced steel body
Dimensions and weight  
Length/width/height 3,976/1,820/1,356 mm
Track width/wheelbase 1,610 mm/2,480 mm
Minimum weight 1,200 kg
Acceleration 0–100 km/h in approx. 3.9 seconds
Top speed 200 km/h