VW aims for WRC again with VW Polo R

VW for new rally fans doesn’t seem to set off many bells. Today marks a change to that as they unveil the 2013 Polo R which they’re aiming to get into the WRC circuit. The engine is set to crank out 300HP from a 1.6l turbo charged engine in all wheel drive dressings. Given the ties to Audi and many other companies it isn’t that much of a shocker though.

The company has leaked a few concept images to the public with the perk of a giant youtube clip as well. When WRC lost Subaru and Mitsubishi the event felt like it was losing steam, now, it has a new lease on life with many companies from the past returning to power it up.

Hopefully Subaru decides to get back into the game, although the 2012 leaves much to be desired so maybe after the next refresh. A full roster of the worlds best would be great to see.

Underground Racing Gallardo goes to the limit and then some

For those uneasy with crash footage I might suggest avoiding this one. For those okay with the content, let’s jump ahead to the talked about 1500+ HP beast that the team at Underground Racing has been working on.

For many the Gallardo is a sexy piece of motoring, sleek lines, quick power and able to grab looks from anyone who passes it, Underground racing took it to the next level with a Twin Turbo setup shooting the Gallardo into a different level entirely. While the end of the run wasn’t the prettiest I don’t see this holding the team back from trying this run again in better conditions with possibly a longer stretch of tarmac. Check out the awesomeness below.

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