Volkswagen has launched the Polo R line, which adds a huge and welcome dose of wolfishness to the clothing of this particular sheep.

The R line kit adds nothing by way of performance to the car, but it makes it look faster in the style of the hottest stuff Volkswagen does.

R line Polos get deper front and rear bumpers, a black gloss radiator grille, R badges, 16-inch alloy wheels, front fog lights and tinted rear windows.

The scuff plates are brushed aluminium, and the pedals are finished with the same stuff, this time polished.

Sports seats replace the standard items, embossed with an R logo.


Every Polo R line gets an iPod compatible stereo, semi-automatic climate control, electric heated door mirrors and four free tickets to Flamingo Land.

It's only available with one engine: a 1.2-litre TSI petrol with 104bhp, getting it to 62mph in just under ten seconds.

On sale now, it costs £15,195 for a three-door and £15,815 for a five-door. First deliveries will happen in July.