Say hello to the Volkswagen GTI Roadster concept to be revealed at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show in late November. The Volkswagen GTI Granturismo vision concept had already been introduced before, but at this years LA auto show it is going to lose its top to become a fierce looking roadster.
Everybody knows and loves the Volkswagen GTI because it basically is capable of doing anything, it is fast, it can seat 4, it is light and nimble and it is fuel efficient. But Volkswagen did not put an uprated 2.0 liter engine for this monster roadster.
Instead we get the great twin-turbocharged 3.0 liter V6 that packs 503 horsepower and 413 lb-ft of torque 89% (369 lb-ft) of that which is available at 2,000 Rpm! making it extremely responsive, especially exiting out of corners and accelerating on highways.
The Volkswagen GTI Roadster gets a seven speed DSG transmission paired to VW’s all-wheel-drive 4Motion system using a tuned Haldex unit, which puts the Roadster model at 3,133 pounds. This makes the Volkswagen GTI Roadster capable of reaching 0-60 in 3.5 seconds and a top speed of 192 mph.
The two-seater houses a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 that makes 503 hp and 413 lb-ft of torque; 369 lb-ft of that is available at just 2,000 rpm. Power is transferred to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, then to all four wheels through VW’s 4Motion system. It weighs in at just 3,133 pounds, which makes it good for a 0-60 sprint of 3.5 seconds and an insane top speed of 192 mph.
The Volkswagen GTI Roadster has a 98.2 Inch wheelbase that makes it much shorter than the production GTI, while an extremely low height of 42.9 inches and a 74.6 inch width position the VW roadster in exotic supercar category in terms of proportion.
Aerodynamics see that the Volkswagen GTI Roadster slips through air like a falcon, with a rear wing that encapsulates the roadster between airwaves, c-pullars that extend forming the rollover bars, and a tornado red color to ensure “awesome” status.