For starters, Car and Driver reports that, at less than 2,000 lbs and with just 110 horsepower, the new Up GT will have the same power to weight ratio as the 1983 VW Golf GTI - a vehicle which still stands as an icon among hot hatches. So C/D figures the new Up GT will, not unlike the BMW
1M Coupe traced its roots to the original M3, be something of a rehatched version of the original GTI. Unfortunately, like the rest of the Up range, the GT model stands a slim chance of making it over to the North American market. So this will likely remain, like the Polo GTI and so many others, another hot (or at least warm) hatch we'll have to admire from abroad.