With the current VW Polo GTi, Volkswagen’s sports and fun department choose the easy way.
The 2.0 TSFI-Turbo four-cylinder is the same as used in the Golf GTi, but restricted to “only” 200 hp. Nevertheless, the Polo can run at 237 km/h if required. Reason enough for the suspension gourmets at H&R to season the Polo’s driving characteristics even spicier with their coilover suspension.
The adjustable lowering of 35 to 60 millimetres at the front axle and 35-55 millimetres at the rear not only makes the fun car look more sporty optically. There is also perfect tuning to the original layout and a lowering of the vehicle’s centre of gravity. Thus, the Polo now proves to be a true curve talent. More direct steering and reduced lateral tilt in fast corners give the Polo a karate-like driving experience. The 320Nm torque of the Polo GTi also provides more grip on the front axle.
Even more individuality promise the H&R Trak+ wheel spacers for precise alignment of wheels on the lower edge of the fender.
All H&R products are 100 percent “Made in Germany” and always have the necessary parts approvals.
The secret to such success? To put it simply, the technology H&R employs to develop cutting-edge suspension systems for competition use is the very same used to develop innovative suspension components for street-driven cars.
In addition, H&R maintains extensive involvement in several touring car, GT and Monoposto racing series. Not to mention the Formula 1- where each circuit may have its own demanding characteristics. In the harsh environs of competition, H&R is able to test new materials and innovate production technologies. All of which can help racing teams adapt to changing road conditions accurately and efficiently.
Every sport-oriented motorist can experience the result of these efforts! Suspension components “Made by H & R” enjoy appreciation from the international trade press and from customers all over the world.
Car manufacturers such as Porsche, AMG Mercedes, Volkswagen, MINI and BMW also rely on the know-how and flexibility of H & R for various special models. But not only sporty drivers, who had suspension components like coilover suspension for the VW Polo GTi installed to optimize their vehicles, appreciate the qualities of the H & R products.
Simply put, H&R is more than just a suspension manufacturer. It is a company whose core philosophies are innovation, quality and performance.