The red stitching on the steering wheel is continued through the interior just like the "Clark" tartan fabric covering each of the full-size seats with a large number of crosses. The side bolsters not only hold me firmly in place on the front seats but are also designed to provide support in the rear. Cornering with four people? It would seem to be possible.
In general, the five-door GTI version gives me a comfortable sporting feeling thanks to the deep seating position. Repeatedly, my fingers move across the start button beside the selector lever, giving me a clear signal. But I keep myself under control and think about what people have told me. The day before, another Benjamin, racing driver Benjamin Leuchter, reported enthusiastically about the balanced handling of the car on the North Loop of the Nürburgring: with XDS electronic differential lock, wider track and the power of the two-liter engine. Just great, Benjamin, I want to do it as well. Right now! But reason and the surroundings of the secure photo studio prevail.
Nevertheless, not only because of Benjamin's report, I am convinced that this sporting everyday hero will guarantee driving pleasure.
Unfortunately, I can only be certain in December. That's when journalists will be able to drive the new Polo GTI on the road. In the meantime, the tension is as high as the temperature in the studio.