When you think Volkswagen Polo, you think little brother to the VW Golf. A small conservative sedate family hatchback, cheap to run and with German quality. More than 14 million Polos have been sold since the launch of the original in 1975.
The current owner bought the car 2 years ago to race in the VAG Trophy Championship. Having accomplished and winning great results with the car, he now plans to move onto endurance racing hence the reason for the sale. It can be said the car has had no expense spared. Supported by a renowned BTCC builders PMR or (Power Maxed Racing). Take a look there is evidence of this throughout the car.
More recently Speedworks Motorsport based in Cheshire maintained the car mainly during the 2018 season, they boast the success against more experienced and better VW Racing Cup car teams.
a rally car-inspired hot hatch that shoehorns Golf GTI power into a Polo bodyshell. A chunky fibre glass bodykit inspired by the new 2013 Polo R WRC rally car affords bigger grilles, a rear diffuser, and tailgate spoiler. Wheels are now Team Dynamics 18-inch items, concealing upgraded AP brakes and wearing wider, lower-profile Hankook rubber.
Under the bonnet you will find a 2.0l turbocharged CDL engine from a standard GTI although capable of handling a little more boost courtesy of some uprated Volkswagen Racing Line parts. The car currently runs 260bhp something that has been set by competition rules as it weighs less than standard and to make it even in class. This can be turned up to around 300bhp if needed and it runs reliably. The car also comes equipped with a GVT Gearbox gripper diff ensuring torque steer is kept to a minimum and also to allow the car to carry as much speed as possible in corners. Stopping power is provided by AP Brakes, this includes a brake bias controller which is found on the dash. There is also a Wilwood pedal box. Ensuring the car handles well, suspension wise it has AST three way adjustable - with camber adjustable top mounts, TTRS lower ball joint Aluminium hubs.
It’s a race car, only race car essentials can be found on the inside. Roll cage, driver’s seat, digital dash and fire extinguisher.
The driver’s seat is a full race spec Corbeau Revenge seat with a Corbeau racing 4-point racing harness.
The dashboard is partly Volkswagen but not much of it remains standard. There is an AIM digital dash unit ahead of the driver.
There are none, it is filled with full FIA approved roll cage.
The full cage continues into the boot, only enough room to accommodate a small lightweight battery and internal fire extinguisher system. Volkswagen Championship UK specification Custom miltek 3" exhaust CDL engine 2.0 ltr Volkswagen racing intake Racingline engine mounts GVT Gearbox Gripper diff Hydraulic clutch fluid Wilwood pedal box and bias brake system AP racing pro 5000+ calipers (6 pot) AP racing brake bias Full welded cage (custom cages) AST (three way adjustable - with camber adjustable top mounts) TTRS lower ball joint Aluminium hubs Aim dashboard (MXL2) DL1 logger Cobra sport seat / Harnesses Currently running 260BHP capbale of running +300bhp 3 sets of wheels with slicks and wet tyres Spare body parts