Lightweight with spoiler: the Polo I GT (1979)
The GT version of the Mark I Polo caused a sensation back in 1979. In terms of looks, the sports version of the then brand-new Polo series certainly had no need to hide away from the ‘big boys': in particular, the radiator grille with red edging in the style of the Golf I GTI, the black and red painted rims, a subtle front spoiler, trim elements and ‘GT' badges convey the dynamic character of the first sports Polo. Under the bonnet was a small 1.3-litre naturally aspirated engine capable of delivering 44kW/60 horsepower. Although this wasn't exactly a powerhouse, with the Polo I weighing in at just below 700 kilos it nonetheless made for a thoroughly dynamic drive.