ummm.. because the topic says best performance tunable car.
K10 has no aftermarket products support like the lancer,skoda,jazz,etc
The K series engine including k12 which comes in the new swift has been designed keeping in mind the Fuel Economy which makes it a bad engine for performance tuning.
Even if u manage to modify the engine & get some power what about the suspension & car handling ? You cant even put much wider tyers, it will foul with the chassis. So what remains now ? Chassis cutting ?
Well for your information following are the details about the Polo cars which were Specially Imported
for the "Polo Cup".
Engine Type - 1.6L CRDi (Diesel)
Max Power - 95kw/130ps @ 4400 rpm
Max Torque - 250Nm @ 1500-2500rpm
Transmission - 6 - Speed Manual
I am not interested to debate on anything with you but what ever information you gave about VW POLOs used in Indian Polo Cup 2010 is totally wrong. For your kind information please check this out:-
At its Indian debut on the May 30 2010, the new Polo will present itself with a record field of contenders: 20 firmly registered young drivers aged 16 to 24 will meet on the track in cars with identical technology that are centrally tuned and maintained by highly skilled Volkswagen India Factory mechanics.
Volkswagen Polo with a 1.6 litre common-rail four cylinder diesel engine
130PS of power
250Nm of torque
six-speed manual transmission
200/60 JK Tyre racing slicks
four-piston calipers and ventilated 312mm front disc and 232mm rear disc
adjustable race suspension, aerodynamic body kit with front and rear
splitters, side skirts and a rear wing
FIA approved rollcage, fire extinguisher, electric cut-of system, intgrated head protection,6-point seatbelt prepared for the HANS safety restraint and a safety net on driver side
Your quotes no where mention that the Polo's used in the POLO CUP were Made in India or their engine specs.
+All it says is "they were tuned & maintained by highly skilled Volkswagen India Factory mechanics."
In the above write what is meant by tuned,my friend? I think you know that.Its the same VW Polo available in India now,but they have tuned and modified it for performance,by highly skilled Volkswagen India Factory mechanics. Is that means that they are imported?
On the first post of yours about the Polo-s used in Indian Polo Cup, you asked me to check the VW's site for Indian Polo Cup,
I have a page full info of how different were the polo race cars from the local made polos.You can log in to the VW polo website & check them yourself.--- Originally Posted By Neil Bhujbal in a previous post.
and now you are giving link to a site which is not a VW site and cant guarantee that it is authenticate.
Whatever quote you have given about the specifications and the page on the site,nowhere it is writen that they are all imported.I think you are forgetting the title of this thread -- Best Indian Car For Performance Mods? So the specifications you have mentioned,is achieved after modification and not a stock vehicle specification(however not sure about its authentication).Its not just some modifiers who have modified the VW PoloCup Cars,its VW skilled mechanics themselves who did it,so its possible for them to get modified upto that extent.And for further information, a total coverage documentary over Polo Cup was already featured by Overdrive on CNN IBN TV18 channel in TV, whatever I have mentioned here they have mentioned the same.
Unlike the production model, the new Polo has refined rear bodywork with a distinctive deflector vane and specially developed front and rear skirts give the 'sporting equipment' for touring car youngsters the added benefit of optimised aerodynamics and a self-confident look. A new exhaust system effectively emphasises the dynamic and sporty appearance of the Racing Polo with a distinctive sound pattern
From production directly into racing
The new skin of the racing version was developed by Volkswagen Design in Braunschweig specifically for the circuit. "The interplay between the skirts developed in the wind tunnel and the deflector vane reduces aerodynamic lift, thus notably increasing driving stability," explains Helmut Schmidt, Head of Motorsport Design and Individual Transactor of Volkswagen AG." At the same time, the new Polo - even more so than before - embodies its high performance capability as a competition touring car." In addition to the large air intakes in the front skirt, the shape of the three-part deflector vane is an eye-catcher: like the rally prototype, the Race-Touareg, with which Volkswagen clinched third place in the Dakar Rally and, most recently, the first victory in the World Cup opener in South America, the new Racing Polo has two distinctive, vertical fins. In the cockpit, a Volkswagen sports car style steering wheel and a new shift gate enhance the interior's sporty flair.
Apart from this, there is not official statement on the spec of the car which was used. However, reports on this race says that VW has used the 1.6 CRDi engine for the POLO Cup. If you analyze the links mentioned by you guys:
There is no official statement from VW is there saying that that Polo 1.6L CRDi was used and/or was made in India.
There is no official statement to prove that Polo 1.6L CRDi, if it was the one used, was imported exclusively for this for this purpose.
Having said this, you both are aware that 1.6 CRDi engine is very much available in VW Vento. VW would have imported some 1.6L POLO exclusively for POLO Cup, which is one possibility. On the other hand, it is very easy for them to tune the Indian POLOs with 1.6 CRDi engines in Vento for this race.
Since we don't have any artifacts to prove either of these assumptions, I guess we should focus on the subject of this thread Best Indian Car For Performance Mods? instead
If the question is whether POLO is a good car for performance mods, IMO with its 1.6 L petrol engine, it is good car for perf. mod.
I regret to be OT.But the details he produced and the the fact he declared that The Indian Polo Cup polo-s are imported by VW as CBU with all his specified car specifications and not at all tuned or modified in India-- I objected on that. As this thread is about The Best Indian Car for Performance Mods, that means ratings of any Indian car which can undergo performance mods from its stock condition and can withstand that performance with good handling on the road,right?? So I voted for Polo as it had undergone extreme modifications for PoloCup by its manufacturer itself from its stock conditions.IMO a manufacturer know its car's utmost capabilities better than anybody else, therefore VW have tuned the Polo to its utmost capability right from engine swap,gearbox swap,bodykits,air diffuser,etc which can enhance its performance and handling on the racetrack.Nobody else can do it better because a mother know her child better than anybody in the world.
I have clear informations from reliable sources that the Polo-s used in The Polo cup are the same car sold in India but they were tuned and modified to get extreme performance on the racetrack.