Have a 217bhp limited edition 2013 Polo R WRC and think it needs more power? That’s handy, because Wimmer Rennsporttechnik Solingen GmbH has the answer, with a rally car-beating power boost. A 10,200 euro kit sees the German tuner lift power of the ultra rare Polo R WRC ‘Street’ boosted to 417bhp, that’s around 200bhp more than the original car.
417bhp, 480Nm, 174mph
The 2.0-litre engine of the Wimmer Rennsporttechnik Polo R WRC has boosted torque of 480Nm/354lb ft (up from 350Nm/258lb ft), a 3.15kg/bhp power to weight ratio as well as a ‘hellish’ maximum speed of 174mph. In a – two-wheel, front-wheel drive – Polo! We’re not even sure we’d want to try that one. This road-going Polo has around 100bhp more than its current motorsport cousin.
An upgraded turbocharger, an adjusted air intake and six-bar fuel pump are what has made the power rise, along with a ‘Y-pipe’ with sports catalyst and stainless steel sports exhaust system (with valve control), a modified intercooler, as well as optimisations to the car’s software itself. All components have been carefully selected to ensure high functional reliability and longevity.
High performance air filter
The stylishly graphic-laden Wimmer demo car also gains from a high-performance K&N air filter (94 euro), 8 x 17” Oz rims and 215/40-17 rubber (1990 euro) and a KW coilover suspension system (1699 euro). Think you’ve got what it takes to handle one of the most powerful road-going Polos we’ve ever seen? (Along with 13,983 euro and the rare ‘donor’ car in the first place.) Then visit wimmer-rst.de and tick some fast kit Polo boxes.