[Photos] GTI Roadster, Vision Gran Turismo
As a part of the Vision Gran Turismo project, Volkswagen dreamed up the GTI Roadster, Vision Gran Turismo (yes, that’s the actual complete name), which will be available as downloadable content in Gran Turismo 6 for PlayStation®3 sometime in the next week or so. While Mitsubishi, Mercedes-Benz, and BMW have had their turns and built their own Vision GT dream cars (Nissan will reveal their own digital car on Monday), there’s one thing that separates Volkswagen’s GTI Roadster from the pack: they actually broke down and built the damn thing.
The full-scale model was revealed at the “GTI Meeting in Wörthersee” at the end of May, and as you’ll see in the video below, the GTI Roadster, Vision Gran Turismo is still an entirely unreal thing to behold even when it’s been lovingly rendered in real life.
The GTI Roadster, Vision Gran Turismo is the result of a partnership between Volkswagen and Sony as well as a competition among Volkswagen designers that was judged by Head of Design Klaus Bischoff and Sony Computer Entertainment VP/Gran Turismo creator Kazunori Yamauchi.
Here’s what you need to know: 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 TSI engine that generates 503 horsepower and 413 lb-ft of torque; seven-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission; 4MOTION all-wheel-drive; 20” centerlock aluminum-alloy wheels; 98.2” wheelbase; 74.6” width; 163.7” length; 42.9” height.
If you’d like to read more about the GTI Roadster, Vision Gran Turismo, you’re more than welcome to check out Volkswagen’s presser. If you’re anything like us, you’ll probably just want to drink it in with your eye-mouths, so we’ve got plenty of pictures for you right here.
Gallery: GTI Roadster, Vision Gran Turismo
Are we ever going to get a production version of the GTI Roadster? Nope. Pretty much a zero percent chance. But, oh, the fun we would have were it that we could get this thing out on a real-world track. Guess we’ll just have to wait to download it and see what it’s got (digitally speaking).