Once upon a time a Polo, because this looks like a Polo, but it’s anything but a Polo. Today i’m driving an ex-Polo GTI, because my friend Marco, the owner, who kindly offered me his beast today, made so many changes to make it look like a shuttle. Exactly a shuttle!! This is the 6C version, restyling of mk5, it has the 1.8l turbo with, in theory, 192 hp, because actually it has.. at 247 hp! as you can see from the chart of the dyno test. The torque was increased to 320nm and the mods list it’s really long. This Polo GTI has a new ECU, the turbo resonator was changed. It has a new intercooler kit, a full carbon sport intake, a new blow off valve and the 7-speed DSG gearbox ECU was tuned for the new engine power. How you can see, or rather, to hear from the back fire, the exhaust has a valve for open it partially or totally. The sound and the reaction of the car changes a lot. The Sport mode activated, like right now, change the steering wheel and the suspensions based on how fast you go.The car become harder and has a quickly response. It seems like a weapon with this DSG gearbox: it’s really instant, the shift changes are fast and clean, the speed increase very quickly and the police fine comes easily to you. Despite the speed go up, a lot, and the gearbox is fast, you don’t have the feeling of speed. My sensation is: ok, the speed go up but the car it’s totally under control. The grip it’s really good This Polo GTI has 18″ alloy wheels and 215/35 Continental Sport Contact 5 Sport Contact 5. The car has a top level grip, it never suffer understeering, one and only big defect of this car. Marco tell me, after his daily use, the FWD it’s the only big defect of this car. It has a lot of power.. it’s hard to manage it because it loss grip, specially in the start with the launch control. The engine it’s brilliant! Reach rpms without problems. Ok, it has a lot of modifications, but when was stock it never has problems. It’s a strong engine and you can do some mods! The fuel consumption it’s good and it’s a civilized car with the exhaust valve closed; now we’re in 6th gear (the DSG has 7 gears) and with normal speeds on highways reach without problems the 12km/l, despite the mods. If the rpms goes up, consumption drops to 6.5km/l.. The speed goes up very fast, the exhaust it’s the principal noise, the turbo sound is not heard much. I think the turbo sound it’s better in the manual version. It’s very precise, with hard suspensions, -20mm KW.. it’s really hard, of course, on bad roads.. you regret the mod, but it’s REALLY funny to drive! This kind of car was the best option for Marco because was cheaper then the Golf GTI.I don’t know how much he saved with the mods, anyway, that’s the reason. The brakes was changed and it’s always a good idea this kind of mod. When the power increase it’s necessary increase the strength of brakes. Now it has 340×30 front brakes and 272×10 Audi S1 rear brakes. It’s an intelligent upgrade and i’m appreciating it. When the car reach speed you can use strong brakes and the grip it’s amazing. With this little beast you can slap some more expensive cars with more power. The weight of a car it’s really important; if the car it’s light, you can push it better, drive it better, control it better, stop it quickly and this is what i love in a car. The Polo GTI don’t loss rpms or torque, it ever goes up. Sincerely you don’t expect it on a Polo, i repeat, it’s a car.. ..holy s**t! It’s a compact car without compact cars specs and i love it for that reason! Thank you so much Marco for this Test Drive with his death machine! Ok, it’s official: everybody has to buy a Polo GTI and modify it with Marco’s specs. You’ll have a comfortable go-kart capable to kick the a** of a lot of more expensive cars and it’s very funny! I really enjoyed it! My smile it’s authentic, this morning was amazing with this beast.. ..it’s a racecar! “It has start and stop!?” “S**t..” It has the start and stop! Unbelievable! A beast like this it’s eco-friendly! Thanks for watching, like it and subscribe to my YouTube Channel. Take a look on description, you can find Marco’s Instagram Pages. He realize amazing 3D stamps! Thanks a lot, ciao!