Visual comparison with GTI version of a bigger Golf model indicates that Volkswagen intends to optical harmonization of its sporty oriented production. Identical design of 5-spoked 16-inch alloy wheels, or equally paced roof spoiler and a leading of double chrome exhaust just affirm this fact.
Atmosphere in interior is “dynamized” especially by three-spoked steering wheel, which is together with a gearstick and a haft of handbrake overstuffed with a leather. Distinctly shaped seats are decorated by a typical checked overlay Interlagos. A surface of the central control console made of imitation of dull metal visually corresponds to polished aluminum pedals.
Engine produces maximum output of 110 kW (150 hp) by sporty 5,800 rpm, maximum torque 220 Nm starts to burden front wheels already by 1950 rpm. With these parameters it is the strongest serially produced Polo in its whole 30-year-long history. Acceleration to 80 kph takes only 5,8 sec., for 100 kph Polo GTI needs 8,2 sec. Extremely flat run of turbo engine torque (in extent from 1950 to 4500 rpm it practically doesn’t fall under the maximum) is also the cause of seductive values of flexible acceleration. 1164 kg-heavy Polo GTI on the 4th grade accelerates from 80 into 120 kph in already 7,5 seconds, on the 5th grade it takes 2,5 sec. longer.