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2024 VW GTI Roadster Coupe: Cost & Specs -The Volkswagen GTI Roadster Vision Gran Turismo will make its debut appearance in public this coming weekend at the Volkstravaganza in Worthersee, Austria. VW has revealed these awesome, extremely detailed drawings and a bunch of information that goes beyond what we discovered when conceptual ideas were leaked last week. They did this for the brand’s ardent supporters who are unable to be there but still want to see what’s in store.
The GTI Roadster Vision Gran Turismo concept is a one-off show vehicle that builds on VW’s Design Vision GTI, which was the highlight of the Worthersee motor show in 2013. Gran Turismo 6 on the PlayStation 3 was where the chopped-top GTI was first conceived and developed as a totally digital automobile. But just as Mercedes-Benz constructed a life-size replica of its similarly missioned Vision Gran Turismo sports-car concept — which stole the show at the Los Angeles auto show a year ago — Volkswagen chose to make this one a reality, too.
The style is clearly a development of the one seen on the Design Vision GTI, as shown by its menacing smile and expanded body. In addition, this particular model has a rather bitchin’ basket-handle C-pillar and a gigantic rear spoiler. The spoiler may just be a product of our collective obsession with video games, but we really like the way its struts are slanted. The GTI Roadster, in contrast to the Design Vision GTI, has doors that fold back on themselves, a cut windscreen, and, of course, no roof.
However, much like its forerunner, it is propelled by a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter VR6 engine. This engine is mated to a seven-speed DSG transmission, which distributes the vehicle’s 503 horsepower and 413 lb-ft of torque to all four wheels. According to Volkswagen, the vehicle has a curb weight of 3133 pounds, can reach 60 miles per hour in 3.5 seconds, and has a peak speed of 192 miles per hour.
And obviously, the most important component is the motor. It is a 3.0-liter, twin-turbo V6 TSI that comes from the Touareg and produces a staggering 500 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque. Additionally, it comes with a seven-speed DSG transmission and Volkswagen’s ‘4MOTION’ all-wheel-drive system.
The GTI Roadster is able to accelerate from 0 to 62 miles per hour in 3.6 seconds (whereas an FF would accomplish it in 3.7 seconds), and it has a maximum speed of 192 miles per hour. This is because it only needs to push a curb weight of 1420 kilograms.
The Design Vision GTI and the production vehicle both have wheelbases that are longer than the GTI Roadster’s 98.2 inches; the wheelbase of the production car is 103.6 inches. The distance between the wheels of the GTI Roadster is 98.2 inches. The entire length of the vehicle is 163.7 inches, which is about four inches less than the length of a factory GTI. The vehicle is 42.9 inches in height and 74.6 inches wide.
According to Volkswagen, the paint is a riff on the well-known Tornado Red and has been aptly called Gran Turismo Red, while the majority of the exterior trim is done in matte-finish carbon fiber. The only parts of the vehicle that have a glossy black finish are the grille and the mesh for the hood vent. The front wheels have 235/35 tires while the rear wheels have 275/30 tires. The front and rear brake rotors measure 15.0 and 14.0 inches respectively. The front wheels have center-lock wheels measuring 20 inches.
Two individuals may fit inside a carbon-fiber monocoque, and the space between them is partitioned off by a central member that runs over a fire extinguisher and separates a pair of racing seats that are equipped with five-point harnesses. The seats and steering wheel are covered in a fake suede material, and the instrument cluster is positioned on top of the long steering column. These design elements are an homage to the fact that the vehicle is intended for racing.
To conclude, all we’ll say is that we find it to be rather enjoyable. Like, a lot lot. Midway through the month of June is when you will be able to start downloading the digital automobile for GT6, and you can be sure that we will bring you photographs of the actual thing as soon as they are made available to us.
As was the case with the Design Vision concept that was shown to us a year ago, this GTI Roadster provides a preview of the potential future design directions that the road-going GTI may go. The fact that it is a concept vehicle implies, of course, that it is shorter, lower, and broader than both the road car and the DV concept from the previous year.
This GTI Roadster has been aerodynamically optimized, and it has a monstrous back wing that generates a significant amount of downforce. Additionally, the C-pillars have been shaped into a rollover protection bar. The doors, which open by swiveling upwards and are framed by enormous side sills and flanked by flared wheel arches, are another detail that lends an air of schoolboy cool to the vehicle. 2024 VW GTI Roadster Coupe
These wheels are 20 inches in diameter. Ceramic discs of 380 millimeters in diameter may be found in the front and 356 millimeters in the rear. There are daytime running lights that are made of LED. There is a carbon monocoque interior with two ‘race-shell’ seats that are separated from one another by a central bar. As in racing cars, the instrument display is located on a V-shaped wing that is mounted on top of the steering column, which is longer.