it’s official, the smallest model of the German brand, will have version GTI. The Volkswagen Up! GTI will be presented at the festival Wörthersee-to assist you – in front of over 150,000 fans of the Volkswagen Group. It will be, without doubt, a unique event to unveil the spiritual successor to the Lupo GTI.
The Volkswagen Up! GTI has a – engine 1-litre three-cylinder turbocharged that makes 115 BHP of power and 200 Nm of torque, available from 2,000 rpm. The engine of this Up! GTI is a TSI of new generation with Start/Stop technology.
Can that 115 HP is not a power enough, but this Up! GTI will become the most powerful version, and quickly produced up to today. Despite having a three-cylinder engine, the engine sound that we hear on the inside it will be reproduced through the car speakers, from where we will listen to bass notes, something that will surely not appeal to everyone.
The power generated by this new TSI engine of 1 litre will be sent to the front wheels through a manual gearbox six speeds, being able to reach 100 km/h in just 8.8 seconds, and reaching a maximum speed of 196 km/h. The weight of the smallest model of Volkswagen will be of 997 kg
In the inside we find the typical finish for the seats, with that stamped on the grille red and white, in addition to an infotainment system with a very modern style, with a screen that will be high on the dashboard. In the position of the driver we will see the steering wheel typical of the versions GTI of the brand, and a panel of instrumentation something changed with respect to these models, having as a protagonist the speedometer.
even Though, in my humble opinion the bad part of this version of GTI is its price, something less than 20,000€, without a doubt, this Up! with a spoiler, typical colors of the sporty finish of Volkswagen and tires, specific, will be talking about at Wörthersee.