Home » News » Volkswagen » Volkswagen Up! GTI officially unveiled
Some years ago there were rummors about a sporty Volkswagen Up!. But VW rejected them and everyone calmed down. Until now, when Volkswagen decided to really introduce a sporty version of the Up!, based on the recently facelifted version of the car.

Volkswagen goes even further, saying that a circle closes 41 years after the debut of the first Golf GTI, because the Germans are presenting a compact, sporty car in the spirit of the original GTI.

When the first GTI was launched in the 1970s it democratised access to fast roads around the world – especially the overtaking lane of German motorways.

The new up! GTI is driven by a turbocharged engine (TSI) with powerful 230 Nm torque. The key data do indeed read like a Golf GTI MkI catapulted into the present day. 

Weight: 997 kg (significantly high-strength steels and more airbags). Vmax: 197 km/h. 0-100 km/h: 8.8 seconds. Colours: classic once again and typical of the GTI: the plain colours "tornado red" and "pure white" and the metallic colours "dark silver", "black pearl" and as a new GTI colour "costa azul" (blue).

The most powerful up! to date has at the front the red stripe across the radiator grille with honeycomb pattern. Integrated above it is the GTI logo. Here the up! cites the archetypal GTI with features such as the double stripes across the wide side sill panels.

The exterior mirror caps are in high-gloss black; the 17-inch alloy wheels have also been completely redesigned. They have a particularly dashing look in the wheel housings because the up! GTI features sports running gear, lowering the body by 15 mm. 

GTI features a red strip as well as a larger roof edge spoiler for greater downforce on the rear axle for optimised handling performance at higher speeds. 

The interior includes features as a leather-trimmed sport steering wheel, a GTI gear knob and the legendary "clark" seat pattern.



Related Articles

Leave a Comment

Fields marked with * are required
Name *:
Email *:
Comment *:
Code *:
  CAPTCHA
  • Email
  • YouTube
  • RSS
  • Twitter
  • facebook
  • feedburner

Related Specs

  1. 2005 Volkswagen Golf GTI

    Engine: All Aluminum FSI Inline-4 w/Turbocharger, Power: 149.1 kw / 200 bhp @ 5100 rpm, Torque: 280 nm / 206.5 ft lbs @ 1500-5000 rpm
  2. 2002 Volkswagen Golf GTI 25th Anniversary

    Engine: Cast Iron, Water Cooled, Inline-4, Power: 134.2 kw / 180.0 bhp @ 5500 rpm, Torque: 235 nm / 173.3 ft lbs
  3. 2007 Volkswagen Golf GTI-650

    Engine: W12, Power: 477.0 kw / 639.6 bhp @ 4500 rpmN/A
  4. 2006 Volkswagen Golf R GTI

    Engine: APR Tuned FSI Inline-4, Power: 279.6 kw / 375 bhp, Torque: 460.98 nm / 340 ft lbs
  5. 2010 Ford Mustang

    Engine: V8, Power: 315 hp @ 6000 rpm, Torque: 325 lb-ft @ 4250 rpm

New Vehicles

Hyundai i30 N Line starts at £21,255 in UKHyundai i30 N Line starts at £21,255 in UK
After a long wait, Hyundai is finally making the most of its new N Performance division. The South-Korean manufacturer has officially announced the pricing ...

Concept Cars

Jaguar I-Pace concept makes final tests in Los AngelesJaguar I-Pace concept makes final tests in Los Angeles
Jaguar is getting closer to its first electric SUV, already anticipated by the I-Pace Concept, unveiled last year during the Los Angeles Motor Show. Now, ...

Custom Cars

Rolls Royce Privacy Suite introduced in ChinaRolls Royce Privacy Suite introduced in China
Rolls Royce builds the most luxurious cars on the plant. We all know that. In order to provide also the isolation feel some of its clients needs, Rolls ...

Future Cars

Mercedes-Benz Vans launches the Vision URBANETIC conceptMercedes-Benz Vans launches the Vision URBANETIC concept
Mercedes is more and more into autonomous cars and is developing new technologies, fot the moment only at a concept stage. So is the Vision URBANETIC, ...

Market News

Lamborghini sales up 4 percent in first half of 2017Lamborghini sales up 4 percent in first half of 2017
Lamborghini is far from reaching Ferrari sales for the moment, but in the future, if its evolution continues and with the launch of the urus, the Italian ...

Gadgets

BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant available starting 2019BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant available starting 2019
BMW is ready to follow Mercedes in personal assistance technology. After the Stuttgart-based manufacturer launched the Hey Mercedes assistant, now BMW ...

Various News

Volkswagen Chattanooga plant reaches milestoneVolkswagen Chattanooga plant reaches milestone
Volkswagen is building lots of its cars in the US and the Chattanooga plant is the main assembly across the Ocean. No wonder the plant recently reached ...

Motorsports

Bentley Bentayga sets new world record at Pikes PeakBentley Bentayga sets new world record at Pikes Peak
Volkswagen I.D. R wasn't the only car that broke a record on Pikes Peak Hill Climb this weekend. Bentley Bentayga also made history, of course in its ...

Videos

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabrio facelift - Video with the interiorMercedes-Benz S-Class Cabrio facelift - Video with the interior
Earlier this spring, Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the S-Class facelift. Now it is time to find out some interesting facts about the convertible version ...