The Volkswagen GTI Roadster seems to be one of the thrilling virtual cars this year. The concept is based on brand`s successful model Volkswagen Golf. The show car was created by the German auto builder and Sony Computer Entertainment especially for Sony PlayStation video game ‘Gran Turismo 6’. The concept was presented at the GTI festival in Austria.
Volkswagen GTI Roadster Design
The GTI Roadster features a two-seat layout and F-1 inspired monocoque construction. It is has 98-inch wheelbase and is 43-inch high, 74.5-inch wide, 163.7-inch- long. The main aerodynamic characteristic of the three-dimensional design is the prominent rear wing. Among the bold design highlights are C-pillars as well as the rear spoiler.
The exterior of the Volkswagen GTI Roadster Vision Gran Turismo shines with a provocative red metallic exterior finish. The main color is accentuated by elements in matt carbon and a high-gloss black radiator. The distinctive doors open up and forward.
The sports car sits on 20-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with tires measuring 235/35 ZR20 at the front and 275/30 ZR20 at the rear.
The interior of this futuristic vehicle feature a dual carbon fiber compartment. There are two race bucket seats.
Volkswagen GTI Roadster Performance
The heart of this amazing car is a TSI 3.0-litre V6 twin-turbocharged engine. It generates 500 horsepower and a 413 lb-ft of torque. The powertrain is coupled with a DSG seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and a 4MOTION AWD system. The Volkswagen concept accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds. The maximum speed is 190 mph.
The abbreviation GTI (Gran Turismo Iniezione) stands for a fuel-injection system traditionally applied in Grand Tourer vehicles. These cars are associated with outstanding performance, unrivaled comfort and bespoke luxury.
Volkswagen Golf was among the first road-going GTI cars. This compact model launched in 1976 was ready for a long cruise. Nowadays brands like Maserati and Aston Martin develop many GTI sports coupe models.
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