Well that was quick. Word got out that there were a bunch of videos floating around of a stupid/nutty/crazy/moronic/other derogatory adjectives person driving straight onto the Brands Hatch circuit in the middle of a race, and now he's been arrested by the local police. Good. Harumph.
One of the worst things you can do in the world is to interfere with any serious, ongoing competition. One of the most dangerous things in the world is to get anywhere near a pack of race cars when you have no reason for doing so. This guy did both.
You know how sometimes you're just driving along, and you get a little lost, and you make a wrong turn, and then suddenly you find yourself in the middle of the track during an endurance race at the famous Brands Hatch Circuit? No? Well, that's what this guy did in a Volkswagen Polo. Supposedly.
In tonight's round of Small Hatches Not Offered To Americans, Volkswagen presents the updated Polo, set to be shown next week at the Geneva Motor Show. Like a lot of companies fielding these small hatches, VW is bring out a turbocharged three-cylinder gas engine.
I have long wondered why Volkswagen doesn't sell its tiny Polo in the U.S. With the Golf having grown up so much, I always figured the Polo would be a hit among people for looking for a good city-going microhatch. Now an all-wheel drive R version is in the works, and I want it more than ever.
Two concepts from Volkswagen-owned design house Italdesign Giugiaro, leaked via European patents, show off a future design for a Golf/Scirocco-sized vehicle and a Polo-sized vehicle.
The 2010 VW Polo represents the fifth generation and 35th year of continuous production of the German subcompact. Below, walk through the big evolution of this little car.