Volkswagen have unveiled the Polo GTI R5, the latest VW rally car, to its first customers in Hannover, Germany, marking a new milestone in the brand's successful history in Motorsport.
The select few were lucky enough to experience the 200 kW (272 PS) four-wheel drive model alongside test driver Dieter Depping at the test centre in Sulingen this week.
The VW Polo GTI R5 has completed around 9,000 test kilometres to date, half of which were on gravel and half on asphalt,” said Volkswagen Motorsport Director Sven Smeets.
“The entire development team has worked hard and delivered a first-class result, which has been confirmed by the initial reactions of customers.”
“The feedback from this introductory session was extremely positive,” added Juliane Gründl, head of sales at Volkswagen Motorsport. “Almost all the teams already have definite plans in place for using the car in the 2019 rally season and cannot wait to get their hands on their Polo GTI R5.”
The Polo GTI R5 will undergo further tests at the end of October, where it will take on its rivals in the WRC2 class at world championship level in Spain. Stay tuned for more news about all the latest VW Cars at Specialist Cars Volkswagen.