VW Polo GTI R5 Customer Racer for 2019

by | Nov 7, 2017

Photo Credit: Volkswagen

Volkswagen has recently announed a new VW Polo GTI R5 Customer Racer for 2018. The new Polo will be a customer racer for the 2019 season.

Sketch

The sketch indicates this is going to be an amazing looking ride. The car has a low slung stance, with gaping lower front cooling inlets, and broad shoulders cut with crip lines across the upper third of the car.

Development

Development began in earnest early in 2017. Test drives are planned for later this year. The new R5 was managed by the team responsible for VW’s dominant 2013 to 2016 championship seasons.

The development team includes Technical Director Fran├žois-Xavier Demaison, who designed the Polo R for WRC2. Former race engineer,  Gerard-Jan de Jongh is the senior engineer. He also hailed from the factory team.

So while this new Volkswagen will not be available here in the States, it will be something to watch fight the 2019 WRC2 season.

What are your thoughts on the design?

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