Volkswagen Up! GT Gets The OK!

Danny Choy
by Danny Choy

Volkswagen has confirmed the development of a production version of the mini hot hatch Up! GT.

One of the many variations of the Up! concept that was unveiled at last year’s Frankfurt motor show, Volkswagen emphasized that the Up! GT will drive and perform very closely to the original Golf GTI, which Volkswagen enthusiasts were no doubt happy to hear.

Details on the Up! GT are limited but we know that it will be motivated by a turbocharged three-cylinder engine mated to a six-speed gearbox, producing 110-hp. While the numbers are modest, we’re expect to see a lot of Up! GT city cars darting through city traffic in the future.

[Source: pistonheads]

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  • FrancisCar FrancisCar on May 06, 2012

    Why on earth should a 110 hp car hardly weighing a ton be expected to deliver "modest" performance, moreover in a mainly urban setting? Wait an see... I expect it to outperform many-a-Bimer or Audi in the 0-30 mph range, in traffic light bravados.