Volkswagen Polo GTI Supercar

GTI – “Gran Turismo Injection”. Three letters which are more than just a seal of quality. It is a trademark and an identity. And now it ́s coming to the WRX with the new Polo GTI Supercar.

Since 1976, GTI has been synonymous at Volkswagen with sportiness, powerful engines and peak performance. In 2017 the Polo GTI Supercar with its 2-Litre Turbo charged engine, 570 bhp and an acceleleration from 0–60 in 1.9 seconds will be one of the most powerful GTI’s ever from Volkswagen.

 

And on top of that it has very good genes.

The development was done by Volkswagen Motorsport in Hanover where the engineers under guidance from technical director FX Demaison put in all their know-how which made them a four-time World Rally Champion with the Polo WRC.

For this reason the new Polo GTI WRX Supercar is using similar technology in transmission and dampers, the chassis is based on the WRC too – but of course everything is adjusted to the FIA WRX technical regulations.

Engine

Type : Turbocharged and intercooled in line four cylinder, mounted transversally Displacement : 2.000 cc
Power output : 570 hp
Torque : 650 Nm
Bore /stroke : 86 x 86 mm
Air restrictor : 45 mm (FIA regulation) Engine control unit : Bosch

Power transmission

Gearbox : Sequential six speed racing transmission
Final drive : permanent four wheel drive with fixed drive between front and rear axles, multi plates limited slip differentials front and rear
Clutch : Hydraulically actuated triple disc carbon

Suspension

Front / rear : Mac Pherson struts, lower control arms, ZF dampers
Suspension travel : 240 mm
Steering : servo assisted rack and pinion
Braking system : vented 325 mm front and rear brake discs, four piston aluminium brake calipers Wheels : 8,5 x 17 inch
Tyres : 225x640 R17 Cooper tires

Bodywork

Build : FIA controlled reinforced steel body

Dimensions and weight

Length / width / height : 4000 / 1820 / 1452 mm Track width : 1600 mm
Wheelbase : 2490 mm
Minimum weight : 1300 kg

Performance

Acceleration : 0-100 kph in approximately 1,9 sec. Top speed : up to 200 kph