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Old 23 Mar 2017, 07:12 (Ref:3720840)   #436
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I would be surprised if the actual race car has a front mount radiator, but it is not a good sign that they are showing what looks semi finished this close to the season start.
Yeah, it would be a bold move if they have deviated from the usual design standard!

I see Petter has a new website now (www.psrxvw.com), which includes a page for the Polo...

http://www.psrxvw.com/volkswagen-polo-gti-rx-supercar

...however the information on there is, predictably, rather limited. It does confirm that the new car is transverse though.

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Have you seen Ford Perfomance "Designed for Performance" about the Focus RX? It feels ridiculous to watch this and think of how things usually goes in a privateer rallycross team and of how things used to be in rallycross. It truly is a manufacture effort.
Yeah. It's a good video (it's here for any one who has missed it) and shows just how much development went into that car in such a short space of time. Pretty interesting to hear how the development was taking place in two time zones as well.

As you say, it's a far cry from some privateer efforts!
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One thing noticeable is that Petter's style has had to change - the chassis is more rigid and planted, and far less nimble than the DS3. However test times have gone down so it doesn't seem to be having a negative impact!
As pleased as I am to read that Solberg has found even more speed, I'm a little disappointed to read that his driving style has had to change: I was hoping to see the new Polo as sideways as the DS3 has been on many occasions!
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Old 23 Mar 2017, 12:11 (Ref:3720906)   #437
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I always assumed that he had a slight advantage over the competition the last 3 years especially because of the softer setup?
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Old 23 Mar 2017, 12:49 (Ref:3720908)   #438
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I always assumed that he had a slight advantage over the competition the last 3 years especially because of the softer setup?
It fitted him, yeah, but no one else really though. The Walfridson's, both Stecka and Lukas, got advice from Solberg to have softer setups. At first both did but both got faster when they went a bit stiffer actually. Some believe that Solberg would have been faster if he ran a not so soft setup too. Will be interesting to see how his and Kristoffersson's car will differ.

Probably had the best engine in the field but has exceptional driving skills, he could probably drive with any setup really.
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Old 26 Mar 2017, 10:00 (Ref:3721595)   #439
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Have you seen the video of the Solberg Polos that FIA shared in Facebook this morning?

The car is now sporting a conventional rear radiator setup, and there is some clips of the car flying by. The car sounds more aggressive and while it isn't as soft as the DS3, it seems to me like Petter is still driving more sideways than most. Or my guess would be that Johan is driving most of the early clips and Petter most of the later ones.

Looks pretty fast but who knows what the competition have been able to achieve over the winter?

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It's painful for the eyes.
That's what I thought when I saw the pictures.
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Glad it's not just me, it's making my eyes hurt as well! Saw an Aston with that "3D" style livery on it at Le Mans: was bloody impossible to get a picture of!
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Funny thought, could drivers behind the Focus get their eyes irritated by the livery?
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You must wear red/blue glasses.
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