Volkswagen has introduced today in Worthersee the GTI Roadster concept, a real concept based on the Gran Turismo 6-exclusive virtual car.
Volkswagen has introduced today at Wörthersee in Austria the GTI Roadster concept, a real concept based on the Gran Turismo 6-exclusive virtual car.
It was a week ago when Volkswagen revealed its GTI Roadster Vision Gran Turismo created for Polyphony Digital's Gran Turismo 6 video game for PlayStation 3. Now, the Germans are showcasing the actual car which they describe as being the "most spectacular GTI ever." The two-seater convertible looks quite spectacular from just about every angle with its aggressive and radical body but unfortunately the chances of a production version are very slim.
Matching the gorgeous design is an equally impressive powertrain consisting of a V6 3.0-liter twin-turbo TSI engine developing 503 bhp (375 kW) and 413 lb-ft (559 Nm) of torque. It's enough to enable the 3,133 lbs (1,421 kg) concept sprint to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 3.5 seconds before topping out at 192 mph (309 km/h). All that power is sent to a 4MOTION all-wheel drive system through a 7-speed DSG offering 369 lb-ft (500 Nm) of the torque from just 2,000 rpm.
It sits on huge 20-inch alloy wheels wrapped around in 235/35 ZR20 front and 275/30 ZR20 rear tires while stopping power comes from 15-inch front & 14-inch rear "supercar-style" vented disc brakes. On the inside the driver and passenger sit in a dual carbonfiber monocoque on low-positioned bucket seats while the handling is done with a four-spoke steering wheel wrapped around in Alcanatara and installed on an exposed long steering column.
The virtual car will be offered for free mid-June to Gran Turismo 6 players.
Additional details can be found in the press release area.