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    Sure VW will send their "data people" to rallies for customers, just like M-Sport and Skoda are doing.
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    Difficult to say for sure but from this photo it looks like the Polo has a more conventional front suspension layout than the Skoda: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DQcswolVQAAXc5e.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by RS View Post
    Difficult to say for sure but from this photo it looks like the Polo has a more conventional front suspension layout than the Skoda: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DQcswolVQAAXc5e.jpg
    diferent platforms.
    Fabia - PQ24
    Polo - PQ25 (same new Seat Ibiza and Audi A1)

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    Footage of testing in Wales

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kV1sRdGhbFg

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    Quote Originally Posted by RICARDO75 View Post
    diferent platforms.
    Fabia - PQ24
    Polo - PQ25 (same new Seat Ibiza and Audi A1)
    Fabia III is PQ26, Polo VI is MQB.

    PQ24 (Fabia II/S2000) and PQ 25 (Polo V/WRC) were nearly same, the difference was that PQ25 was 4WD adapted variant of PQ24 I believe.

    Anyway the answer to the question about front strut design definitely isn't in the used platform.
    Stupid is as stupid does. Forrest Gump

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirek View Post
    While I am sure that Polo takes something from Fabia (just like the WRC took a lot from the S2000) it's not the things visible from outside. Polo is larger and has much longer wheelbase. Moreover it's built on different platform and therefore it's not just about placing the existing things into the new body and develop them further.
    Of course, just visual similarities from photos.

    But VW will 'build-on' the strengths of the Fabia wont they... or will äkoda not allow them the full info about their car ?

    DS3 and 208T16 shared a lot between them even though both were PSA... will VAG ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirek View Post
    Fabia III is PQ26, Polo VI is MQB.

    PQ24 (Fabia II/S2000) and PQ 25 (Polo V/WRC) were nearly same, the difference was that PQ25 was 4WD adapted variant of PQ24 I believe.

    Anyway the answer to the question about front strut design definitely isn't in the used platform.
    That's what I found on the net. But anyway, I believe more in you

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    New/speculation from Sweden: http://www.emotorsport.se/nyheter.ph...yhets_id=14665
    it says tha development can get cheap for the Opel. The new Corsa has the same platform as the C3. Due to that most parts can be reused.

    Opel also awaits the new R2 rules, and expect also here to let development happen in france, and have one ready in 2019.

    Good to get more brands, to have freedom of choice, and also possibility to get support from national importers.


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    Really hope Opel get behind it and give a drive to their Junior champion.

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    www.parcferme.no

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