They have already spent more than forty years since the Volkswagen First generation Golf GTI saw the light. Precisely in the latter they have been inspired Volkswagen technicians in developing the future Up! GTI, which hit the market in early 2018, but that will be unveiled at the Wörthersee Tour to be held in Austria this week.
He Volkswagen Up! GTI this animated by a three-cylinder 1.0 TSI engine for which they are declared 115 hp, an almost identical power (110 hp) featuring atmospheric 1.6-liter engine that sat on the GTI Mk1, although it is true that the maximum torque of the new Up! It is considerably higher; 20.39 mkg compared to 14.27 mkg of Golf. The latter weighed, yet only 840 kg, while the Up! GTI reaches 997 kg.
At Volkswagen Up! GTI HE states acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in 8.8 seconds and a maximum speed of 197 km / h, significantly better figures than those offered the first generation Golf GTI (For this they advertised 9.3 seconds from 0 to 100 km / h and 181 km / h).
From an aesthetic point of view, New Volkswagen Up! GTI It is also clearly inspired by the Golf GTI. It will be offered in the same colors, red, white and silver, as well It will feature many details that looked like his ancestor red line on the front grille frame or upholstery, among others. The design of the rims also he winks to the past, but are now 17 "instead of those of 13 " who sat on the Golf GTI Mk1 forty years ago.
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