Volkswagen has revealed the first image of its Polo R WRC, the car with which it will compete in the 2017 World Rally Championship.
The concept image shows what the car could look like under the new regulations coming into play next year, when cars are set to be wider, lighter and more powerful.
Volkswagen has been testing parts of the new car in the current Polo since last year.
"The 2017 WRC regulations include many spectacular technical innovations for the World Rally Championship," said Volkswagen motorsport boss Jost Capito.
"The World Rally Cars of the future will incorporate all the experience that teams have gained in recent years.
"They will be considerably more dynamic, whilst at the same time being safer. As usual, we are working painstakingly on the development of the next generation of the Polo R WRC.
"The key between now and the start of next season is to achieve the best possible prerequisites to allow the 2017 Polo R WRC to be as successful as its two predecessors."