VW Polo GT TSI gets hot-hatched courtesy of Pete’s Tuning

Posted on Jun 13 2013 - 2:34pm IST
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The VW Polo GT TSI is the ideal car for the boy racer in you. The 103bhp 1.2-liter TSI engine produces 175Nm of torque and has enough grunt to put a smile on your face even after you’ve exited the car. Couple that with the VW 7-speed DSG automatic and you’ve a hot-hatch.

Pete's VW Polo GT TSI

However, what if the 103bhp of power is not enough for you? What if you want to go faster, handle sharper and in the process look better? Pete’s Automotive has the answer for you.

This could very well be the first tuned Polo GT TSI in the Indian market. Here are the headlines.

The engine gets a Pete’s Performance Remap and as a result produces 125bhp of power! For the more observant few, that is 3 bhp more power than a Mercedes A Class! Torque is now rated at 200Nm from the earlier 175Nm.

With great power comes greater responsibility, said Spiderman. Tuners stand by this phrase as well. As a result, the Pete’s GT TSI gets an upgraded Tarox brake system.

Pete's VW Polo GT TSI BORBET ALLOY

A Bilstein B14 suspension ensures that the GT TSI feels much better through the corners. The stock Polo can only be termed as ‘neutral’ in its handling and dynamics and with this suspension upgrade, you can look forward to Aamby Valley’s tight hairpin bends.

Looks wise, the Pete’s GT TSI gets Borbet RS 17-inch wheels which certainly look the part. The short and stubby antenna and the Muth Mirror complete the exteriors. This car has also been waxed by ‘Smartwax’d’.

Pete's VW Polo GT TSI rear

Mr. Peter Chacko tells us that he hasn’t timed the car yet and that he would let me know once he does. Stay tuned to Indian Autos Blog!

Head to Page 2 for the individual cost of the tuned components and to view the image gallery of the Pete’s Tuned VW Polo GT TSI.

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  1. TA December 6, 2013 at - Reply

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlHqkZpgozE
    thats is bout 8.6 seconds
    imagine what time would this 125bhp would pull out!

  2. Gokul September 5, 2013 at - Reply

    I’ve read in a review that the pete’s tuned polo shaves only 0.3 secs off the stock gt tsi polo. The stock polo can 0-100 in 11.3 sec. So if the pete’s tuned polo can do the same in 11 sec, isn’t this a negligible improvement for the extra 20bhp and bucks spent for the engine remap?

  3. Ansul June 13, 2013 at - Reply

    If you know the approx value of tuning this… please let me know..

    • Shrawan Raja June 13, 2013 at - Reply

      Details are on Page 2.

      • Ansul June 17, 2013 at -

        Foolish of me.. I din’t check the other pages! :(

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