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Chicago Auto Show: Beetle GSR

Scoop Volkswagen Beetle GSR At Chicago Auto Show
Volkswagen has take advantage of the Chicago Auto Show to unveil its latest find in terms of performance. images courtesy ©Volkswagen

Forty years ago, the Volkswagen has offered a version more muscular Beetle, the car of the people. It wore the name of GSR for Gelb Schwarzer Renner or Yellow Black Racer. It was easily recognisable yellow and black colour. Only 3500 units were manufactured. This car has become a real piece of collection.

To recall this period, the GSR is back. To pay tribute to this legendary car, this Beetle 2014 will be produced at 3500 units only worldwide. It will be equipped with the turbocharged 2-litre engine to produce more than 210 horses. This is the same engine found under the hood and the Jetta GLi Turbo Beetle. Note that he won an honest 10 horses.

Scoop Volkswagen Beetle GSR At Chicago Auto Show Scoop Volkswagen Beetle GSR At Chicago Auto Show Scoop Volkswagen Beetle GSR At Chicago Auto Show
Volkswagen GSR for Gelb Schwarzer Renner or Yellow Black Racer. images courtesy ©Volkswagen

For the aesthetic aspect, the yellow body color to identify it quickly. It benefits from a hood in black bands, a more aggressive bumper, side bands at the bottom of the box and the GSR logo. A large spoiler complete external transformation. In the cockpit, yellow wire seams adorn seats and the steering wheel rim. A sign located in the center of the dashboard contains the oil pressure to the turbo dials.

Scoop Volkswagen Beetle GSR At Chicago Auto Show
Volkswagen Beetle GSR interior. images courtesy ©Volkswagen

The GSR can reach 100 km/h in under 6.6 seconds. So if you are interested in the car, you need to do it soon. 3500 Units will be available in all markets. For now, no price has been announced for the North America, but it will display an invoice from € 30,300 in Germany. Is it looks expensive?

Chicago Auto Show: Beetle GSR

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