An aggressively styled Golf has just been revealed by Volkswagen. It is its latest supercar made specifically for the GranTurismo 6 game, and it’s called the Volkswagen GTI Supersport Vision Gran Turismo.
Wearing a wide bodykit and lots of carbon fibre, the proportions and body surfaces is said to “have been optimized for an extremely low centre of gravity”.
The front end is dominated with a big air intake with honeycomb insert and huge front splitter. The broad shoulder provides ventilation for the rear brakes, and the back gets an oversized roof-edge spoiler and racing-style diffuser.
Under the hood of this digital racing car is, supposedly, a VR6 TSI powerplant that pushes 503 hp and 665 Nm of torque mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission through a 4MOTION all-wheel drive system. 0 to 100 km/h is said to take only 3.6 seconds with top speed exceeding more than 300 km/h.
It’s now available for downloading and can be had in Reflex Silver, Gran Turismo Red, Lapiz Blue or Oryx White.
Next level: Volkswagen presents new digital supercar
- GTI Supersport Vision Gran Turismo excites PlayStation fans
- Race car with 503 HP now available for downloading
Volkswagen is expanding its GTI fleet and sending a new supercar onto the digital race circuit. The engine roaring under the bonnet of the GTI Supersport is a 503 HP VR6 TSI coupled with a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox (DSG). The design of this digital supercar combines the Volkswagen icon with sheer racing design. Following last year’s roadster, another version of the GTI, with its long racing tradition, can now head for the starting line on Gran Turismo®6, exclusively on PlayStation®3.
The first impression of this racer already shows that the Supersport is what fans want and is designed for racing. 665 Nm of torque catapult the virtual GTI to 100 kilometers per hour from a standing start in only 3.6 seconds. At full throttle, the virtual racer reaches a top speed of over 300 kph. The gigantic power output is transferred to the virtual asphalt via 4MOTION all-wheel drive and 20-inch GTI advanced alloy wheels.
A glance in the rearview mirror is enough to worry competitors of the Supersport GTI: the basic shape of the body is still reminiscent of GTI ancestors but every pore of this latest GTI offspring exudes racing character. Proportions and body surfaces have been optimized for an extremely low centre of gravity and widespread use of carbon elements makes the new digital supercar a real lightweight with a power-to-weight ratio of only 2.5 kilograms per horsepower.
At the broad, powerful front end of the aerodynamically optimized body, prominent features are vertical light modules and generous air intakes with the honeycomb configuration typical of the model. While the broad shoulders at the rear provide the ideal ventilation for the brakes, the prominent roof-edge spoiler and flamboyant diffuser make the Supersport hug the track when fighting for the fastest lap time.
Volkswagen’s latest digital creation can be clothed in “Reflex Silver”, “Gran Turismo Red”, “Lapiz Blue” or “Oryx White” and is now available to Gran Turismo 6 players for downloading.
The sixth generation of the legendary racing game available exclusively for the PlayStation has been on sale since 2013. The fleet of this bestselling series includes almost 1,200 different vehicles which can race on a total of 37 circuits.