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Motorsports fans, I have a question for you: when was the last competitive rear-drive rally car?

Having grown up in an era of WRC homogeneity (the biggest departure from the pack was the front-drive Citroens of the Sebastian Loeb era), it’s always a bit of a surprise to see any rally car that isn’t all-wheel drive and turbocharged, let alone one that sends power to the rear wheels.

The GT86 rally car, shown above, is being developed by Toyota for competition in WRC. Power is boosted to between 237 and 246 horsepower, with a rally-style sequential box sending power to the rear wheels. For now, the GT86 will serve as a “recce” vehicle, with WRC competition serving as the end goal.

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Volkswagen Polo WRC: 2500 Units, $40,000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/volkswagen-polo-wrc-2500-units-40000/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/volkswagen-polo-wrc-2500-units-40000/#comments Mon, 10 Dec 2012 15:09:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=469677 Forget the Golf Syncro – what we have here might be the VWVortex reader’s ultimate wet dream. As part of the homologation process for the 2013 WRC season, Volkswagen is releasing 2500 road-going versions of its Polo WRC car. With 217 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque, the Polo WRC can outgun competitors like the […]

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Forget the Golf Syncro – what we have here might be the VWVortex reader’s ultimate wet dream. As part of the homologation process for the 2013 WRC season, Volkswagen is releasing 2500 road-going versions of its Polo WRC car.

With 217 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque, the Polo WRC can outgun competitors like the Ford Fiesta ST in the all-important online bench-racing wars, but the impressive performance and exclusivity come at a price. European consumers will have to shell out $40,000 to get one of these cars. Even the Golf R seems like a decent deal next to this.

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