2011 Volkswagen Polo GTI @ Sepang Circuit 27 Aug 2011

Apart from the Scirocco R Cup happening at Sepang in the weekend, Volkswagen also took the chance to showcase the launch of the 2011 Volkswagen Polo GTI ! Those who were lucky enough to secure a place during the Racing Line Challenge will have the chance to see the Polo GTI in flesh and also test drive this pocket rocket !

Pictured above is the test drive sessions where there are 1 2 door Polo GTI, 4 4 door Polo GTI and 2 Sciroccos, lucky them !

This baby will be sporting a 1.4L TSI Engine with 178hp and coupled with a 7-Speed dry DSG Transmission. Top speed is claimed around 225 km/h with a huge 250Nm of torque (if i remember correctly) coming in from 2k RPM onwards. More impressive is the century run, where it is claimed to be the same as the Golf GTI at 6.9 Seconds !

You will also get a panaromic tilt slide sunroof, with DRL on the headlamps and wheels that are the same as the Golf GTI SE, only 1 inch smaller !!!!

I think this Polo GTI will be out to make a statement on becoming the pocket rocket in town !

What we heard was that the 4 door version is priced at RM 135,888 while the 2 door is 3k cheaper. Can’t wait to see it on the road !

Below is a video shot on the Polo GTIs running on Sepang !

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The sound coming from an engine revving to its limits is really music to my ears !

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