With the body lowered by 20 millimetres, flared wheel arches, side skirts and a voluminous bumper with spoiler and three dramatic air inlets, this power package in concentrated form clearly reveals its performance potential, for instance acceleration from 0 to 60 mph in 8.1 seconds. The powerful engine and systematic weight-saving body design make all the difference. Standard equipment on the Lupo GTI are a six-speed manual-shift gearbox and alloy wheels shod with tyres of equally sporting dimensions: 205/45 R 15.
The Lupo GTI, which has a top speed of 205 km/h, is powered by a 1.6-litre, four-cylinder engine with four valves per cylinder. Equipper with variable inlet camshaft control, it develops 92 kW (125 bhp), but despite this high power output, it is exemplary in its environmental acceptability: