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At the ongoing 2016 Sao Paulo International Motor Show in Brazil, Volkswagen unveiled the Gol GT Concept, which represents the company’s sportier take on the compact car, which was Brazil’s best-selling car for 27 consecutive years, from 1987 to 2014.

To achieve that goal (pun intended), the automaker’s Brazilian division applied several aero components to the Gol’s body, including new bumpers and a rear wing. These are accompanied by a front lip spoiler, a rear diffuser, LED daytime running lights, full-LED headlamps, 18-inch ‘Serror’ wheels, twin exhaust pipes, and darkened taillights.

Finishing touches to the exterior include a ‘Grey Volcano’ metallic paintjob, highlighted by ‘Lava Red’ and black accents as seen on the wing mirrors, grille, intakes, outlets, and skirting. There’s also plenty of ‘GT’ badging on the car’s body too.

If the car looks like a Polo GTI to you, that’s because the Gol is based on the PQ24 platform, shared with the Fox and Mk4 Polo. Among the main giveaways are the taillights, which are shaped differently from the Polo, and the shaped of the boot lid.

Inside, the Gol GT Concept gets a new sports steering wheel, door panels, redesigned air-con vents, aluminium pedals, along with shell-type seats. Much like the exterior, ‘GT’ badging and ‘Lava Red’ accents are featured heavily in the cabin as well.

While the looks are plain for all to see, Volkswagen did not reveal what powers the concept, though it is likely the company’s 1.0 litre TSI with a flex fuel system, delivering 125 PS and 200 Nm of torque.