Volkswagen has released a new promotional video which features the Polo R WRC racing against downhill gold medallist Aksel Lund Svindal.

Volkswagen has released a new promotional video which features the Polo R WRC racing against downhill gold medallist Aksel Lund Svindal.

Filmed on the Lyseveien road in Norway, the clip shows Andreas Mikkelsen tacking the famous road which features 27 hairpins spread over the course of 29 kilometers (18 miles).  As he explained, “The fjord, the steep mountainsides, the high snowbanks, the winding road – driving here is a dream."

In the end, there was no clear winner as the lack of snow further down the slope eventually forced Mikkelsen to pull over and give Svindal a lift.

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Volkswagen Polo R WRC races a downhill skiing gold medallist [video]