The meaning of this was to take the A59 into the World Rally Cup. And repair the bad reputation, of Volkswagen Motorsports latest attempt with the "Golf Rallye". The development of the A59 began early in 1992 until the project took an end in 1994. One of the causes where the cost of the project and what it would be to expensive. The A59 never enter production. Only two project cars were built by Konrad Schmidt Motorsport, for Volkswagen Motorsport.
Engine: 2L 16V four-cylinder engine with 275 HP (202 kW) at 6000rpm, 375nm at 3500rpm, katalysator, 6 speed gearbox, Bosch Digifant injection-system, with an KKK-turbo, bore 86,0 , stroke 86,0
Drive: Permanent all-wheel-drive with viscous coupling
Length 4020 mm
With 1770 mm
Wheelbase 2475 mm
Turning circle 10,6 m
Wheels 8 J x 16
Tires 205/50 ZR 16
Weight: Weight when empty 1373 kg
Maximum speed: 250Km/h
Acceleration: 0-100 km/h 4,2s
the article from a Swedish magazine, published late in 1993.