I thought I wanted one, but thinking about it, I don't think it's worth it... Like with my smart car, I didn't go for the Brabus, but the top model under that... I feel the same about this... It looks cool, but the uplift in insurance etc just doesn't seem worth it to me. Also less MPG and higher road tax certainly!
The indications to the press are prices from c.£13,500
Yes it only has the potential to do 60mpg, the insurance will probably be Group 10 or so and it will cost £20 or £30 for road tax - but if a standard up! makes you smile - the GT up! will have you grinning permanently from ear to ear.
It won't be for everyone, of course, but if we thought the wait for the standard cars was long, I don't think we've seen anything yet!
I really thought I would want the Up GT but, since I've been driving my 75bhp car, I'm not so sure. My current car has all the performance I need and is really comfortable, even for longer journeys. I think I would be tempted, all too frequently, to drive in a less than 'sensible' manner in the GT and this model would not be such good value for money, as others have mentioned.