Love-struck South Africans, this is for you! Volkswagen’s exclusive Date Drive is here. The largest matchmaking drive in that part of the world is getting underway soon. Volkswagen, in celebration of their new Polo GTI, will make the Date Drive happen where in fans will get to drive around in a Polo GTI. That’s a great idea of a date, right?
We already knowhow Golf 6 looks like, we’ve seen the GTI or the MK6 version, but did you know that the Germans have been secretly working on an all new Polo GTI as well? What you see in here is an artist rendering of what could be the fastest series Polo ever.
Powered by the same 1.4 liter super- and turbo-charged four-cylinger TSI as the Ibiza Cupra and developing nothing less than 178 hp, it should top at 225kmh and reach 60 mph in less than 7 seconds. Mated to a six-speed manual transmission, with red brake calipers, dual exhaust, and signal mirrors, the new Polo GTI is expected to do 40mpg (7 l/100km), and emits 150 grams of CO2/km. Not that bad if you care about the environment.