As much as we’d like to have one in the U.S., Volkswagen has no plans to bring the 2011 Polo GTI hatchback to the stateside. Of course, that means we’ll just have to be satisfied with the Golf GTI, which is not necessarily a bad thing… but we’re pretty greedy. Not to mention, we are still in dire need of the Volkswagen Golf R.
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Refresher: Power for the 2011 Volkswagen Polo GTI comes from a 1.4L TSI engine that uses a supercharger from 0 to 3,000 rpm. After that a turbocharger cuts in to provide extra boost. The system puts out a total of 180-hp with a maximum torque of 184 lb-ft. Mated to a 7-speed twin-clutch DSG gearbox (or a 6-speed manual), the 2011 Polo GTI runs from 0-62 mph in 6.9 seconds with a top speed of 142 mph.
2011 Volkswagen Polo GTI: