Sources close to the German manufacturer are reporting that Volkswagen is set for a full-on World Rally Championship campaign and they are preparing a WRC version of the Polo for the job.
VW apparently has been thinking of entering WRC since the new regulations for 1600cc engines announced. They must have become bored y winning Rally Dakar over and over again and want some new tougher challenge!
VW Polo WRC is reportedly under development by French engineer Francois-Xavier Demaison who’s worked with Peugeot, Citroen and Subaru. Another more familair name involved in the project is the Dakar winner Carlos Sainz.
VW is yet to reveal its driver lineup, but they’ve already talked with Sebastien Loeb who refused the offer. That shows how serious VW is about their WRC career. They’ve even made Skoda to abandon its WRC ambitions! Sources say former champion Petter Solberg is one of the candidates to drive the Polo WRC.