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News of  August 08, 2000


Volkswagen presents the sportiest version of the Lupo
Small, lightweight and powerful - these are the characteristics of the new Lupo GTI. The dynamic small car is thus following in the tradition started at Volkswagen with the Golf GTI over 20 years ago.  



Lupo GTI

Photo: VW

With its 92 kW (125 bhp) four-cylinder engine, the Lupo GTI is setting the standards in the small-vehicle class. The 1.6-ltr four-valve engine, which fulfils exhaust emission norm Euro 4, can power the most sporty Lupo up to speeds of 205 km/h. This powerful small vehicle demonstrates its sprinter qualities with a top value of 8.3 seconds for 0 to 100 km/h. The Lupo GTI shows itself to be a real sportsman with a consistent lightweight construction approach: the bonnet, doors and the flared wheel arches are made of lightweight aluminium, which means that the Lupo GTI weighs in at just 978 kilos.  

The very special class of the Lupo GTI can be seen at first glance. The stocky appearance of the front end with the individual spoiler bumper with integrated air inlets, the flared wheel arches and the striking sill are similar to the sports cars familiar from the successful VW Lupo Cup. At the rear end, the spoiler and the mid-placed double exhaust pipe emphasise the unmistakable finish of the strongest Lupo in the current Volkswagen programme.  

Although the weight of the Lupo GTI has been reduced as far as possible, there is still room for all the equipment relevant for safety. ABS and ESP are fitted as standard, all four wheels have disc brakes. The brakes are ventilated at the front. A sporty flair also defines the interior equipment of the Lupo GTI. Leather steering wheel, sports seats and red safety belts with black pattern are the suitable attire for this top performance automobile. 

The new Lupo GTI can be ordered as of September at the Volkswagen dealerships. The price for this small sporty vehicle is DM 33.640,25 DM (17.200 Euro).  

(August 01, 2000)


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