Volkswagen unveils GT6 Vision Car

4:17:00 PM

by Michael Satterfield 
Twitter @thegentracer 

Last week I shared a video from BMW and Gran Turismo about their new GT6 exclusive vision car. (Click HERE to check out the BMW GT6 Car) Volkswagen has countered by releasing renderings of their own vision car for GT6 and just like with the BMW the car will only exist in the video game.The GTI Roadster is a radical interpretation of the beloved Volkswagen GTI, but with a decidedly Lamborghini look to it. Check out the official press release below.





Official Press Release:


VOLKSWAGEN TO UNVEIL GTI ROADSTER, VISION GRAN TURISMO AT WOERTHERSEE FESTIVAL
Design sketches show extreme GTI concept for the Sony® PlayStation® videogame

Herndon, VA - The GTI Roadster, Vision Gran Turismo is a supercar that has been designed for a singular mission: the hugely popular Sony® PlayStation® videogame. This extreme and ultimate interpretation of the Golf GTI will make its debut at the Woerthersee Festival in Austria that begins on May 28th.

Like the Design Vision GTI that debuted at the same event in 2013, the GTI Roadster, Vision Gran Turismo uses the Golf GTI Design DNA to create a strong sporting statement, with distinctive horizontal graphics.

Powered by a 3.0-liter twin-turbo VR6® TSI® engine that produces 503 horsepower and a massive 491 pound-feet of torque, the GTI Roadster, Design Gran Turismo concept is ferociously fast, its speed exacerbated by the low-cut windshield. The seven-speed DSG® dual-clutch automatic transmission is programmed to give incredibly fast shifts on the racetrack.

Roadholding on the track is optimized thanks to an integrated rear diffuser, a gigantic rear wing, and a race-car-style front splitter. The car is equipped with 20-inch wheels that carry 235/35 front and 275/30 rear tires; 4Motion® all-wheel drive helps to transmit the torque to the pavement. Supercar-style vented disc brakes are fitted, with a diameter of 15.0 inches up front and 14.0 inches at the back.

The GTI Roadster, Vision Gran Turismo is presented in a bright, vivid metallic red, a modern interpretation of the classic GTI color.

About Volkswagen of America, Inc.
Founded in 1955, Volkswagen of America, Inc., an operating unit of Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (VWoA) is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia. It is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany. VWoA's operations in the United States include research and development, parts and vehicle processing, parts distribution centers, sales, marketing and service offices, financial service centers, and its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Volkswagen Group is one of the world's largest producers of passenger cars and Europe's largest automaker. VWoA sells the Beetle, Beetle Convertible, Eos, Golf, Golf GTI, Jetta, Jetta SportWagen, Passat, CC, Tiguan, and Touareg vehicles through approximately 640 independent U.S. dealers.

Notes:
This press release and images of the GTI Roadster, Vision Gran Turismo are available at media.vw.com. Follow us @VWNews

"DSG, "TSI", "VW", "Volkswagen", "4Motion", all model names and the Volkswagen logo are registered trademarks of Volkswagen AG. "VR6" is a registered trademark of Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. "Sony" is a registered trademark of Sony Corporation. "PlayStation" and "Gran Turismo" are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc

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