According to rallye-magazin.de VW reprentatives have been discussing intensely the new WRC regulations at recent FIA technical meetings.
Rallye-magazin.de states that Motorsport aktuell have learned that VW wants the width of a WRC car increased to 1820mm instead of the current 1800mm. This would indicate that Volkswagen is considering the Scirocco as a World Rally Car. VW also wants to ensure that the paddle shift gear change remains on WRC cars, so they can promote their in-house DSG motorsport system.
According to insiders VW is drastically reducing its Dakar Series programme with the Touareg and may pull out after Dakar 2009. VW boss Kris Nissen and other VW motorsport representatives have been attending recent WRC events gathering data adding to speculation that they will commit to the WRC maybe in 2011.