A Volkswagen Up! GTI could be on your way to compete against the Abarth 500. You would use a turbocharged 1.0-liter with an output of around 113 HP.
Poco to little hatchbacks sports seem to return to take on a leading role and Volkswagen may be considering a variant dynamics of the urban Up!. According to what this week says the british publication Coach, a Volkswagen Up! GTI could be in the plans of the company.
although the information has not been confirmed by Volkswagen in its official form, the british publication cites internal sources of the company, indicating that the small Up! GTI you could use the turbocharged engine of 1.0 liter with 113 HP that uses the Golf Bluemotion, a power more than sufficient to achieve a variant cheerful small urban German. With a weight below 1,000 kg, ensure that the prototypes are equipped with this mechanic in combination with the DSG dual-clutch, gain speed 0 to 100 km/h in 8 seconds.
it is Worth remembering that in South america he made his debut a few months ago for the Up! TSI, equipped with the same engine three cylinders and 1.0 litre in the front that uses the rest of the range, but associated to a system of direct injection and a turbocharger, which allowed to raise its power until the 101 HP to a torque of 165 Nm at 1,500 rpm, sufficient to allow it to accelerate from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in 9.3 seconds and reach a top speed of 181 km/h.
When in the year 1976 came to the market the revolutionary Volkswagen Golf GTI of the first generation, under the hood lurked a 1.6-litre engine that produced 110 HP, a power pitch with the proposal for the Up! GTI.