For the Polo built by Marklund Motorsport, see Volkswagen Polo Rallycross
In their effort for 2017 World Rallycross Championship season, 2-times World RX champion Petter Solberg joint forces with 2016 runner-up Johan Kristoffersson, forming PSRX Volkswagen Sweden in a collaboration with Volkswagen Motorsport, thus led to the creation of the Volkswagen Polo GTI Supercar. Built upon a 2014 Volkswagen Polo R WRC chassis, the Polo GTI Supercar has undergone several modifications to make it viable for rallycross. Powering the car is a revised version of the rallycross engine found in Volkswagen Beetle GRC, capable of putting out 570 horsepower and 650 Nm of torque at 5000 rpm. Another notable aspect of the Polo GTI is its tradition-breaking front- mounted radiator, which is rare in the high-level rallycross competition due to its close contact nature.
The Polo GTI eventually will become one of the most successful car of the 2017 season, with Solberg and Kristoffersson taking 1 and 7 wins respectively and winning the latter 2017 driver's championship title and the team championship for PSRX VW Sweden.
In 2018, the Polo was rebranded as Volkswagen Polo R WRX Supercar and received several upgrades, including a new rear wing and revised air intakes in the front bumper ahead of the 2018 World RX season. The season was an all-out domination for the reigning champion Johan Kristoffersson, winning every race of the season barring the third-round in Mettet, Belgium which was won by Sébastien Loeb.
DiRT Rally 2.0[edit | edit source]
“The Polo R was designed and developed in Hanover, Germany, and is heavily based on its ex-rally counterpart. The car was extremely successful during the 2017 WRX season, winning both the drivers and constructors championships. The Polo R was brought up to date for the 2018 season with a series of off-sesaon revisions.”
— In-game info, DiRT Rally 2.0
The Volkswagen Polo R Supercar is a RX Supercar in DiRT Rally 2.0.
Liveries[edit | edit source]
- PSRX Volkswagen Sweden #11 Petter Solberg
- PSRX Volkswagen Sweden #1 Johan Kristoffersson