Wearing a GTI body, the prototype was caught in Spain and apparently features a 1.6-liter TSI engine from the Polo R WRC.

Volkswagen has been noncommittal about the Polo R, but our spies have snapped the first pictures of the upcoming hot hatch.

Wearing a GTI body, the prototype was caught in Spain and apparently features a 1.6-liter TSI engine from the Polo R WRC. Before you get too excited, rumors suggest the four-cylinder will be detuned to produce 210 PS (154 kW / 207 hp) instead of 300 PS (221 kW / 296 hp). If this is correct, we can expect it to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in approximately six seconds.

The Polo R will likely be launched late next year, so stay tuned for additional information.

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