It’s not rocket science to understand that the Volkswagen Up! Concept is not the poster car for fast cars, seeing as the concept only carries an output of 75 horsepower. What was surprising though was that for all of its capabilities - or lack thereof - Volkswagen has come out with a GT version of the concept that delivers an output of 100 horsepower. Not exactly raging stallions, is it?

In any case, this is what the Volkswagen Up! GT Concept has to offer. Compared to the its standard version brethren, the GT version is a monster on four wheels, at least as far as relativity is concerned.

It carries a turbocharged three-cylinder engine that produces 100 horsepower and 111 lb/ft of torque - a significant improvement from the 75-horsepower output of the standard version - while carrying a 0-60 mph sprint time of nine seconds.

But more than all the numbers, the Up GT! Concept also carries some aesthetic improvements from the standard Up, including a more serious front bumper with LED running lamps, a roof spoiler, twin-chrome exhaust finishers, and a set of 17" wheels as the cherry on top of the proverbial sundae.

  • 2012 Volkswagen Up GT! Concept
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  • Engine:
    1.0-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    100 horsepower
  • Torque @ RPM:
    111 lb/ft of torque
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  (488) posted on 02.6.2012

I find it simple but unique. I am truly impressed with its engine performance.
This Volkswagen Up GT is sure fun to drive!

  (474) posted on 12.13.2011

It truly deserves lots of compliments! smiley Well, the exterior of it really looks so good, and it has a powerful engine, which gives me an idea that it is fun to drive with.

  (347) posted on 12.2.2011

This concept deserves lots of compliments! smiley Well, the exterior really looks so good, and it had a powerful engine in spite of having a sweet appearance. I’m just wondering if the interior of this Up GT is impressive also.

  (613) posted on 11.25.2011

It truly looks so classy on its exterior body paint in spite of having only a simple detailing. Well, I hope either that it also had an impressive and comfortable interior feature.

  (448) posted on 11.15.2011

Yeah! I have to agree with cyrus parca and besides it is not a sports car, so it doesn’t really matter if it doesn’t have a powerful engine specification. The important is its practicality.

  (619) posted on 10.24.2011

It’s a turbo charged three-cylinder engine guys. I don’t think that you should feel so doubt on that. I think it was quite good enough for this one. Anyway, I am also very satisfied with this one.

  (427) posted on 10.19.2011

I have a doubt on its engine. I don’t think that it can give a better performance on this one, and I can say that it is absolutely very striking on its decent and hygienic appearance.

  (374) posted on 10.17.2011

It looks so simple and ordinary on its platform and other detailing, but I must say that I still find it very attractive and satisfying. I love the fact that this concept was still very reliable on the road.

  (559) posted on 10.10.2011

The engine is quite impressive for it, I guess. Anyway, just like them, I am also so fond with the cute and unique looks of this Volkswagen Up GT! I just really hope that they put this one on market production.

  (194) posted on 10.5.2011

I would also love to see the interior features of this, if only TopSpeed also includes some pictures of it. Anyway, just like them, I’m so fond with this Up GT!, I hope that they would really put this on a production.

  (248) posted on 10.3.2011

Up GT is one of the most appealing concept cars that I saw. smiley Well, I hope that they would really put this on production, I will surely wait for that to happen. smiley It is also a good-looking car that anyone can’t resist.

  (526) posted on 09.30.2011

Up GT! It is really impressive with the decency that the sleek body paint of it express. Anyway, I hope that Volkswagen really had a plan to put this one on market production. I can’t wait to see this in person.

  (197) posted on 09.28.2011

This concept deserves lots of compliments! smiley We know why, well, the exterior really looks so good, and it had a powerful engine despite of having a sweet appearance. I’m just wondering if the interior of this Up GT is impressive also.

  (777) posted on 09.26.2011

This model have amazing exterior car, the improvements and updates definitely give more shine to the entire concept of the car. And made to compare, definitely this one is exactly perfectly done.

  (434) posted on 09.26.2011

I can’t wait for another updated article about this Up GT! Concept. I really want to know the other speculations of this car. Anyway, I’m so impressed with this.

  (449) posted on 09.23.2011

Unique back door. I don’t like this kind of style of the car. However, I like the rims and simple design of this car. The performance of this car is not but. It’s enough for this kind of car.

  (600) posted on 09.23.2011

I have the same feeling and observation about this car. Up GT concept is seems that everyone would love to have, a simple detailing and looks so sweet but had a powerful engine.

  (337) posted on 09.21.2011

The platform is so simple but very cute and oozing with car appeal! smiley I’m just wondering on the other specs of it even the interior features of this car. And I’m just kind of curious on its 100 HP, is that quite good on it?

  (287) posted on 09.19.2011

The compartment door if this car is unique because of the color. The style of this car is simple and the design is simple also. But with the 100 horse power this details can run well and smoothly.

  (466) posted on 09.19.2011

This Up GT concept is kind of impressive, I love the decency that it had, and I noticed that it is very appealing despite of having a simple style and platform.

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