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Watch This VW Polo WRC Drifting On Norwegian Mountain Roads

Hans July 30, 2015 15:44

Norwegian rally driver Andreas Mikkelsen is one of Volkswagen Motorsport’s trio of drivers in the World Rally Championship. The team is sponsored by Red Bull, which is known for making outlandish videos of extreme sports competition.

In this latest stunt by Red Bull, the energy drink company paired up Mikkelsen and his fellow Norwegian professional skier Akesel Lund Svindal, and got them to race against each other downhill on Norway’s Lyseveien mountain.

This two minute plus video is almost like a real life, Norwegian version of Initial D, swapping Mount Akina’s hairpins and Takumi Fujiwara’s Toyota Corolla AE86 with a Norwegian rally stage and a Volkswagen Polo R WRC.

The Polo R WRC is powered by a 1.6-litre turbocharged four cylinder petrol engine producing 318 hp, 430 Nm of torque, delivered to all four wheels via a six-speed sequential gearbox. It goes from 0-100 km/h in 3.9 seconds.

Volkswagen is the reigning World Rally champion, winning both the manufacturer’s and driver’s title for 2013 and 2014. 

About Hans

As someone who appreciates cars not just for their horsepower value but also for their cultural significance, he is interested in the art of manufacturing and selling cars just as much as driving them. Prior to swapping spread sheets for a word processor, he spent his previous life in product planning and market research.


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