The Polo GTI is back. A powerful 132 kW / 180 PS comeback! This GTI lives up to its legendary name: Superior handling properties unified with uncompromising engine dynamics and a maximum of safety. The list of high-tech features runs through the new Polo GTI like a common theme. Take the engine: This Polo is powered by a new 1.4-litre TSI with petrol direct injection plus turbo- and supercharging. Textbook downsizing. Power is transferred to the front wheels via a 7-speed DSG, which is standard equipment. An electronic transverse differential lock (XDS) reduces the tendency to understeer and especially improves handling in quick driving through curves. (continue reading…)
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Volkswagen is getting down to business with this tease. The Polo GTI would bring back the hot-hatch love found in the original MK1 GTI. Small with a punch! With a rumored 1.4l TSI putting out 170+hp and shifts via a 7-speed DSG gearbox matted with an XDS diff, its bound to be a great one. We would even go as far as to say bring this over instead of the Golf R. Just imagine APR getting ahold of one!
More pics after the jump! Continue reading ‘Volkswagen teases the new 2011 Polo GTI ahead of Geneva’