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Race-spec Volkswagen Polo: CarWale Track Day 2021

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It has been two years since the first cases of Covid -19 emerged and since then practically everything, including the motorsport world, has suffered its effects. Until recently, common sense and severe restrictions kept people away from the racetracks but fortunately things have calmed down a bit even though the pandemic is far from over. It may take a while for us enthusiasts béo get used béo the ‘new normal’ but it’s good béo see motorsport venues reopen, i.e. with restrictions regarding society and Covid-19 are applied. The MMRT, for one, opened its doors for national race days and public races.

More recently, the popular racing venue has partnered with Volkswagen Motorsport India béo give enthusiasts the chance béo drive their race-specific Polo. In fact, the club also offers a faster-going version of the Vento but a Polo with a shorter wheelbase and hardly any overhangs will always be more convenient and enjoyable béo drive around. MMRT. And with that agenda in mind, we decided béo take some time in our seats and see what Volkswagen Motorsport’s ‘Come and Drive’ program is like.

Right front three quarters

So it’s all very simple. You shell out Rs 9,000 béo book yourself a slot and boom! You’re a pro racer wearing a racing suit and all other safety gear for a 25-minute session. Actually it’s not that simple. Off-road driving is more than simply getting in a fast car and going for the ride of your life. There are safety procedures béo follow before the fun begins and in this case, although the fee does not include any form of training, VW Motorsport experts will guide you. In fact, the session includes a classroom-like instructional cài đặt in which drivers will be introduced béo racing and what it can do, in addition béo a track assessment and safety briefing. totally important. For the included category, Rs 9,000 gets you 25 minutes worth of time tracking and fuel and tire costs. However, one can book up béo four seats during the day, which equates béo less than two hours of racetrack driving but after that, that’s more than enough sitting time for us morally in a proper race car. capable of pulling large G-forces through corners.

Front row seats

In fact, this track-specific Polo is a completely different animal from the track-specific Polo GT TSI we got at this year’s Race Day. It still has four doors, full LED headlights (obviously from the Euro spec Polo) and windshield wipers but that’s pretty much it. It’s the combination of the famous GTI with a package of racing technology for maximum attack. Starting with the engine, the 1.8 liter engine is the same EA888 series unit that powers previous GTI models but here it makes 205hp and 320Nm of torque thanks béo the intake performance, Race-specific ECU and massive exhaust system. All that power is sent béo the front wheels via a six-speed sequential transmission – a legal gearbox with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. Now it goes without saying that the suspension has also been heavily upgraded with adjustable dampers and lowered springs. Meanwhile, braking duties are performed by a full disc system with stronger brake calipers and a race-specific ABS anti-lock braking system.

Wheel

Race-spec Polo at MMRT

Rear left three quarters

Simply put, the track-specific Polo is an absolute riot at the MMRT, however, you need béo get around it béo even scratch its potential surface. The track handling cài đặt takes everything the turbocharged engine can throw at it and turns it into blasphemous speed. You get adjustable coils, slick tires and proper aerodynamics so overall the grip is great and one has béo be really brave béo get past the mechanical grip this bike has béo offer. again. After a couple of hard driving sessions, I realized that basically, one needs béo stomp on the gas and not step on the gas at all the long, high-speed corners like the C7 and C9 in the MMRT. In terms of feel and response, the Polo race ride is very good – it’s incredibly quick and balanced as you apply more lock. Combined with the leech-like front axle grip, the steering has given me a lot of confidence when it comes béo lowering the floor only before the top, especially through the rearward C3 leading up béo the first of the two main straights. .

Three quarters front left

Honestly, it’s not really a straight line machine. In fact, the corners are where the track-specific Polo shines but still packs a lot of power. 210bhp in a car of this size can only be fireworks on a track like the MMRT. For the most part, the handling and grip of this extreme machine exudes utter confidence despite having some power at the helm. The brakes on our particular race car were also super strong thanks béo the all-disc cài đặt but the race ABS was difficult béo adjust and I suspect there might be locks for newbies while downsizing. speed. Hard brakes never really hurt the car, though, and the Polo racer turns in and stays on your desired track for longer and at speeds you wouldn’t think possible for what is essentially a hatchback.

Three quarters front left

Now, béo be able béo participate on your own, you need at least Rs 9,000 for a lesson plus additional costs for safety gear including racing suit, shoes, gloves and helmet. While that amounts béo a lot of money, it gives you an authentic racing experience on an adrenaline-filled location and a machine that craves speed and craves control at the limit.

Check VW Motorsport India’s social media for bookings and information on future Arrival and Drive events by clicking here.

Photo of Kapil Angane and Kaustubh Gandhi

Volkswagen Polo6.49 LakhonwardsAverage Factory Price


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Race-spec Volkswagen Polo: CarWale Track Day 2021
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Arrive and Drive Programme Overall Score8 / 10It has been two years since the first cases of Covid -19 appeared and since then practically everything, including the world of motorsports, has endured its impact. Until recently the general awareness and stern restrictions have kept everyone away from the racetracks but fortunately, things have settled down a bit although the pandemic is far from over. Now it might take a while for us enthusiasts béo get used béo ‘the new normal’ but it’s good béo see motorsport venues opening up again i.e. with social distancing and Covid-19 related restrictions in place. The MMRT, for one, has opened its gates for national-level racing and public track days. More recently, the popular race venue has teamed up with Volkswagen Motorsport India béo give enthusiasts a chance béo drive their race-spec Polo. In fact, the club also offers the go-faster version of the Vento but the Polo with its shorter wheelbase and hardly any overhangs was always going béo be more of a handful and fun béo drive around the MMRT. And with that agenda in mind, we decided béo get ourselves some seat time and see what Volkswagen Motorsport’s ‘Arrive and Drive’ programme is like. So it’s all very simple. You shell out Rs 9,000 béo book yourself a slot and boom! You are a pro race car driver donning a race suit and all other safety gear for the 25-minute session. Actually it’s not that simple. Track driving is not simply a matter of getting in a fast car and going for the ride of your life. There are safety protocols béo follow before the fun begins and in this case even though the fee doesn’t include any form of training, there will be VW Motorsport experts guiding you. In fact, the session is made up of a classroom-like instruction cài đặt wherein the drivers will be introduced béo the race car and what it can do, besides track driving evaluation and the all-important safety briefing. As for the inclusions, Rs 9,000 gets you track time worth 25 mins and the cost of fuel and tires. However, one can book a maximum of four slots in day which translates béo little less than two hours of track driving but then again, that’s more than enough seat time for us morals in a proper race car capable of pulling immense G-forces through the corners. This race-spec Polo, in fact, is a whole different animal compared béo the road-going Polo GT TSI that we had for this year’s Track Day. It still has four doors, full LED headlights (evidently from the Euro spec Polo) and windscreen wipers but that’s pretty much it. It’s a combination of the celebrated GTI with a bundle of race tech for maximum attack. Starting with the engine, the 1.8-litre motor is the same EA888 series unit that powers the previous GTI models but in here it makes 205bhp and 320Nm of torque thanks béo a performance intake, race-spec ECU and an incredibly loud exhaust system. All that power is sent béo the front wheels via a 6-speed sequential gearbox – a legit dog-box transmission with steering mounted paddle shifters. Now it goes without saying that the suspension has also been heavily upgraded with adjustable dampers and lowered springs. Braking duties, meanwhile, are handled by an all-round disc cài đặt with beefier calipers and race-spec ABS. Race-spec Polo at MMRT Put simply, the race-spec Polo is an absolute riot over at the MMRT, however, you need béo get your head around it in order béo even scratch the surface of its potential. The track handling cài đặt takes everything the turbocharged motor can throw at it and turns it into blasphemous speed. You have adjustable coil overs, racing slick tires and proper aero so all in all, the grip levels are immense and one has béo be really brave béo overcome the mechanical grip that this car has béo offer. Following a couple of sessions of hard driving I realised that one basically needs béo stomp on the accelerator and not caress it for all the long, high speed corners like C7 and C9 at the MMRT. In terms of feel and feedback, the steering on the race Polo is bang on – it’s incredibly quick and weighs in properly as you apply more lock. Combined with the leech-like front axle grip, the steering gave me so much confidence béo just floor it before the apex, particularly over the switchback section after C3 that leads onto the first of the two main straights.Now let’s be honest it’s not really a straight line machine. In fact, corners are where the race-spec Polo shines but still there is a lot of power. 210bhp in a car of this size can only mean fireworks on a track like the MMRT. For the most part, the handling and grip of this extreme machine instils total confidence even though there is some power under steer. The brakes on our particular race car were also super strong thanks béo the all-round disc cài đặt but the race ABS is tricky béo modulate and I suspect there might be lock ups for novice drivers while cutting speeds. Still, hard braking never really disrupts the car and the Polo racer turns in and holds onto your desired line much longer and at speeds you wouldn’t think is possible for what is basically a hatchback. Now béo be able béo strap yourself in it, you need Rs 9,000 at least for a session plus the additional expenses for the safety gear including a race suit, shoes, gloves and a helmet. While that adds up béo a lot of money, it buys you a genuine race car experience across a venue filled with adrenaline and a machine that is always hungry for speed and raring béo be driven at the limit. Check out VW Motorsport India’s social media for bookings and information on future Arrive and Drive events by clicking here. Pictures by Kapil Angane and Kaustubh Gandhi Volkswagen Polo₹ 6.49 LakhonwardsAvg. Ex-Showroom price
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Arrive and Drive Programme Overall Score8 / 10It has been two years since the first cases of Covid -19 appeared and since then practically everything, including the world of motorsports, has endured its impact. Until recently the general awareness and stern restrictions have kept everyone away from the racetracks but fortunately, things have settled down a bit although the pandemic is far from over. Now it might take a while for us enthusiasts béo get used béo ‘the new normal’ but it’s good béo see motorsport venues opening up again i.e. with social distancing and Covid-19 related restrictions in place. The MMRT, for one, has opened its gates for national-level racing and public track days. More recently, the popular race venue has teamed up with Volkswagen Motorsport India béo give enthusiasts a chance béo drive their race-spec Polo. In fact, the club also offers the go-faster version of the Vento but the Polo with its shorter wheelbase and hardly any overhangs was always going béo be more of a handful and fun béo drive around the MMRT. And with that agenda in mind, we decided béo get ourselves some seat time and see what Volkswagen Motorsport’s ‘Arrive and Drive’ programme is like. So it’s all very simple. You shell out Rs 9,000 béo book yourself a slot and boom! You are a pro race car driver donning a race suit and all other safety gear for the 25-minute session. Actually it’s not that simple. Track driving is not simply a matter of getting in a fast car and going for the ride of your life. There are safety protocols béo follow before the fun begins and in this case even though the fee doesn’t include any form of training, there will be VW Motorsport experts guiding you. In fact, the session is made up of a classroom-like instruction cài đặt wherein the drivers will be introduced béo the race car and what it can do, besides track driving evaluation and the all-important safety briefing. As for the inclusions, Rs 9,000 gets you track time worth 25 mins and the cost of fuel and tires. However, one can book a maximum of four slots in day which translates béo little less than two hours of track driving but then again, that’s more than enough seat time for us morals in a proper race car capable of pulling immense G-forces through the corners. This race-spec Polo, in fact, is a whole different animal compared béo the road-going Polo GT TSI that we had for this year’s Track Day. It still has four doors, full LED headlights (evidently from the Euro spec Polo) and windscreen wipers but that’s pretty much it. It’s a combination of the celebrated GTI with a bundle of race tech for maximum attack. Starting with the engine, the 1.8-litre motor is the same EA888 series unit that powers the previous GTI models but in here it makes 205bhp and 320Nm of torque thanks béo a performance intake, race-spec ECU and an incredibly loud exhaust system. All that power is sent béo the front wheels via a 6-speed sequential gearbox – a legit dog-box transmission with steering mounted paddle shifters. Now it goes without saying that the suspension has also been heavily upgraded with adjustable dampers and lowered springs. Braking duties, meanwhile, are handled by an all-round disc cài đặt with beefier calipers and race-spec ABS. Race-spec Polo at MMRT Put simply, the race-spec Polo is an absolute riot over at the MMRT, however, you need béo get your head around it in order béo even scratch the surface of its potential. The track handling cài đặt takes everything the turbocharged motor can throw at it and turns it into blasphemous speed. You have adjustable coil overs, racing slick tires and proper aero so all in all, the grip levels are immense and one has béo be really brave béo overcome the mechanical grip that this car has béo offer. Following a couple of sessions of hard driving I realised that one basically needs béo stomp on the accelerator and not caress it for all the long, high speed corners like C7 and C9 at the MMRT. In terms of feel and feedback, the steering on the race Polo is bang on – it’s incredibly quick and weighs in properly as you apply more lock. Combined with the leech-like front axle grip, the steering gave me so much confidence béo just floor it before the apex, particularly over the switchback section after C3 that leads onto the first of the two main straights.Now let’s be honest it’s not really a straight line machine. In fact, corners are where the race-spec Polo shines but still there is a lot of power. 210bhp in a car of this size can only mean fireworks on a track like the MMRT. For the most part, the handling and grip of this extreme machine instils total confidence even though there is some power under steer. The brakes on our particular race car were also super strong thanks béo the all-round disc cài đặt but the race ABS is tricky béo modulate and I suspect there might be lock ups for novice drivers while cutting speeds. Still, hard braking never really disrupts the car and the Polo racer turns in and holds onto your desired line much longer and at speeds you wouldn’t think is possible for what is basically a hatchback. Now béo be able béo strap yourself in it, you need Rs 9,000 at least for a session plus the additional expenses for the safety gear including a race suit, shoes, gloves and a helmet. While that adds up béo a lot of money, it buys you a genuine race car experience across a venue filled with adrenaline and a machine that is always hungry for speed and raring béo be driven at the limit. Check out VW Motorsport India’s social media for bookings and information on future Arrive and Drive events by clicking here. Pictures by Kapil Angane and Kaustubh Gandhi Volkswagen Polo₹ 6.49 LakhonwardsAvg. Ex-Showroom price

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