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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

By Manoj Kumawat

Volkswagen Polo R Cup 2013 registrations commence

Volkswagen has always been one of the car makers that is always ahead if it is a matter of sports events. This time as well after the recent immense success in the Dakar Rally, the company has opened up registrations for the 2013 Volkswagen Polo R Cup. Another important report that has come in is that the German car brand will be testing the mettle of its cars in the upcoming FIA World Rally Championship next year. A Polo for this event will have a power of 300 hp and it will have a 1.6 L TSi petrol engine with all wheel drive mechanism. This special edition Polo is known as Polo R WRC.  

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There will be 13 rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship and it will cover four continents and VW has selected the best of its men to contest. It is said that VW is readying itself for the event and the teams are getting practice sessions as well as training. Meanwhile, the German engineers are burning midnight oil to come up with the production model of the Polo R WRC. Notably, the concept was unveiled a little while ago.

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This is not the first time that VW is participating in any sports event and it has actively taken part in every sports event of whatever nature. Apart from motor sports, the company has also participated in other events such as the IPL season number 4 and the recent fifth season. At that time, VW launched the Polo IPL Edition and the VW Vento IPL Edition to celebrate the season. These limited edition cars were studded with a lot of features and IPL decals and were warmly welcomed by all the Indians. However, the sales were not so encouraging but VW’s participation has reiterated its commitment towards sports.

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