The GT TSI comes with a 1.2-litre TSI engine with a 7-speed DSG

However, Volkswagen has been updating the Polo with equipment additions and minor cosmetic enhancements to keep the product looking fresh and up to present day standards. But things like the limited rear seat space can now only be rectified with a generation change.

Volkswagen Motorsport is very active in India’s motorsports scene

We drove down to Nasik in the Volkswagen Passat and drove the Polo Cup and Polo RX cars on a compact track. I drove the Cup car first which had a 1.4-litre TSI engine with a DSG. The interior was completely stripped off and just had a roll cage, race seats, race steering and the necessary buttons. Getting in and out of the car was quite tricky because the seats aren’t adjustable.

The tight racetrack meant we had to be a bit careful at corners

Once seated and geared up, it was time to gun the throttle. Before that, I drove around slowly for a lap to get a feel of the track and then gradually increased my speed. The race car sure is very responsive and blasts through the tarmac. It feels super agile and much different from the regular Polo that we have been driving over the years.