The Up GT was one of a number of Up-based concepts VW showed alongside the launch of the standard car at last year’s Frankfurt motor show. Power comes from a 109bhp, 120lb ft version of the Up’s 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine. It is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox.
Other modifications include sports suspension, larger alloy wheels and tyres, a bodykit and sports seats and added brightwork for the interior.
Hackenberg also confirmed the all-electric version of the Up was on tack for launch in 2013, with a CNG version due by the end of the year. The UP will be VW’s first pure electric car; the Golf will be the next model to be turned into a pure EV.