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Volkswagen Shows off a Car That's Not Boring

Volkswagen Shows off a Car That's Not Boring

Dec 10 2012, 1:40pm CST | by

VW shows off tiny hot hatch

Honestly, I don't think Volkswagen has ever made an automobile that wasn't insanely boring. I think the only Volkswagen I've ever thought was cool was Herbie the love bug and I was eight. Volkswagen...

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Volkswagen Shows off a Car That's Not Boring

Dec 10 2012, 1:40pm CST | by

VW shows off tiny hot hatch

Honestly, I don't think Volkswagen has ever made an automobile that wasn't insanely boring. I think the only Volkswagen I've ever thought was cool was Herbie the love bug and I was eight. Volkswagen has unveiled a new hatchback called the Polo that's all gussied up in rally trim that might actually be interesting.

The little car is called the Polo R WRC and it would have 217 hp and 258 pound-foot of torque. That engine will be mated to a six speed manual gearbox and the tiny little vehicle should have decent performance considering it's diminutive size.

The car won't be mistaken for a muscle car or a European exotic, but it promises to hit 60 mph in 6.4 seconds. This looks like Volkswagen's aim at Ford's new Fiesta ST.

 
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