The Volkswagen Polo is certainly a favourite among those who love speed and also want their cars to be stylish. Looking at the success of the Polo, Volkswagen introduced the Polo GT TSI. The Polo GT houses a 1.2-litre TSI petrol engine produces a power of 105bhp and 175 Nm of torque. The power from the engine is transferred to the wheels via a 7-speed DSG gearbox. All these work out to be a very good combination in delivering a good driving experience.
Although the configuration of the Polo GT is enough to make it go really fast, but there is always a thirst for more. To quench the thirst Cochin based Pete’s Automotive has a recently introduced a performance tune up kit for the Polo GT TSI. The performance remapping enhances the power to a whooping 125bhp and the take the torques figures as high as 200Nm. To make sure that the braking of the car is not compromised the car is also fitted with a Tarox brake system.
So now, the car can go really fast and also has enough stopping power, the next biggest thing is the handling of the ride, and that has been taken care of by the Bilstein B14 suspension and the Borbet RS 17” alloy wheels. The aesthetics of the car is also enhanced by the Muth Mirror system and a short antenna on the roof. So now we have a hatch that is more powerful and faster than a sedan with an even bigger engine, but the one question is yet to be answered, How fast?. Well I guess we will have to wait a bit more since Mr. Peter Chacko has yet to time the car.
So after all the technical details being provided, the next most important thing to know is the price that you may have to pay for these upgrades;
- Pete’s Performance remap – Rs 32,000 / –
- Bilstein B14 suspension – Rs 1,18,000 / –
- Tarox front rotors – Rs 32,000 / –
- Muth Mirror system – Rs 16,800 / –
- Borbet RS 17” Wheels – Rs 18,000 / each
- Short Antenna – Rs 2,800 / –
Also see – Volkswagen Polo modified by DC Design
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