Volkswagen Polo is undoubtedly one of the most sough-after hatchbacks in the world today and so is its sibling, the Golf. Both of them combined have sold more units worldwide than any other car and there's a reason to it. Volkswagen has time to time carried out some tuning work on both the cars to produce some lethal and high-performance machines.
The last time something like this was done by Volkswagen, we got the Polo R WRC Street with well over 220 horses. Back in 2012, Volkswagen took the turbocharged 2.0-litre four cylinder engine of the Golf GTI and fitted it inside the Polo. What we got was a 220 bhp strong Polo R WRC Street that could do 0-100 kmph in 6.4 seconds with a top speed of 243 kmph.
While VW thought that's enough for the Polo, Wimmer Rennsporttechnik had an altogether different plan for the Polo, a plan that could end up producing a massive 420 horses Polo. Yes, 420 hp in the Polo! You might have heard about the Gold R400 Concept which aims at touching 400 hp from the Golf. It seems like Wimmer has overshadowed VW with 20 bhp.
While the VW Golf R400 Concept is yet to see the light of the day, the Wimmer Polo E WRC Street is already available for order in limited numbers. The desire of Wimmer to produce double of the amount of the most powerful Polo yet resulted in some massive tuning like the upgraded turbocharger, modified high-pressure pump, and a custom stainless steel sports exhaust system.
Wimmer has also changed the intercooler while the engine’s ECU has been remapped too. All these tweaks now results in 480 Nm of torque up from 349 Nm out of the 2.0-litre unit. While it may sound impressive, the 420 bhp comes from the front wheels only which means it will be little tricky and difficult to tame such a monster that could do more than 280 kmph.
If you are interested to buy one of these machines, you have to bring along a stock Polo WRC Street with you, which already is limited to 2500 units by Volkswagen. And then add $11,530 stage IV upgrade kit to it and you are good to go!
Source: Wimmer Rennsporttechnik