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Sporty poison dwarf - VW Up! GTi with H&R components

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Recently updated on February 11, 2020 at 11:57 am

Sporty poison dwarf - VW Up! GTi with H & R components

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Secretly it is probably the true successor to the legendary VW Golf GTI (MK1) from 1976. At least the dimensions are much closer to the original GTI. But when it comes to curb weight, the Up is a good 1.070 kg away from the 260 classic at 1976 kg. The 1,0-liter three-cylinder turbo engine (EA211 series) with 115 PS & 200 NM torque is much more powerful. And the engine is the first from VW to be certified according to the new WLTP standard. All-round a successful thing if it weren't for the somewhat stilted appearance of the Wolfsburg-based man. But for the GTi version of the Up! Facelift models, the suspension specialists at H&R now have exactly the right suspension upgrades in stock to change that. The company from Lennestadt developed sport springs and a height-adjustable coilover kit for the Up-GTi.

Sporty poison dwarf - VW Up! GTi with H & R components

Both let the Up! GTi have a much sportier look and make the extra weight compared to the MK1 GTi almost disappear. Both the springs and the chassis are perfectly matched to the chassis layout and by lowering the vehicle's center of gravity, the Up! to a real cornering talent with a real “GTI feeling”. Of course, the reduced space in the wheel arch also looks much more harmonious. The H&R products are 100 percent "Made in Germany" and always come with a parts certificate.

Sporty poison dwarf - VW Up! GTi with H & R components

(Photos: MR - Pictures shows Up! GTI with H&R coilover kit)

H&R components for the VW Up! GTi (Type AA) / from year of construction 2017:

  • Lowering springs,
    - Item number: 28884-1
    - Price: 202,30 euros including 19% VAT
    - Lowering VA / HA approx. 25mm
  • coilover
    - Item number: 28953-2
    - Price: 1.049,71 euros including 19% VAT
    - Lowering VA approx. 30-50mm / HA approx. 20-45 mm

We still have many thousands more tuning reports on tuningblog.eu, if you wanted to see an excerpt then just click HERE. And we also have a few other vehicles with H&R suspension components, the following is a small excerpt:

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Sporty poison dwarf - VW Up! GTi with H & R components

Sport springs or coilover suspension

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