VW GTI Roadster Concept
"In 2014, at the legendary GTI meet at Wörthersee, Volkswagen is erasing the boundaries between the virtual and real worlds. That is because, in a world premiere, the inventor of the Golf GTI is presenting a show car which was originally created as a purely computer generated car in bits and bytes for the PlayStation®3 classic "Gran Turismo 6" ("GT6" developed by Polyphony Digital Inc.): the "GTI Roadster, Vision Gran Turismo". The two-seat convertible is powered by a 3.0-litre V6 biturbo engine that produces a power of 370 kW / 503 PS. The V6 TSI develops a maximum torque of 560 Nm between 4,000 and 6,000 rpm; 500 Nm of that torque is already available at 2,000 rpm in the direct-injection petrol engine. The enormous power of the TSI is transferred to the 20-inch wheel-tyre combination via a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox (DSG) and all-wheel drive system (4MOTION). The lightweight 1420 kg super sports car reaches 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds. V/max: 309 km/h!
Volkswagen and Sony Computer Entertainment. The "GTI Roadster, Vision Gran Turismo" is the result of cooperation between Volkswagen and Sony Computer Entertainment. Klaus Bischoff, Head of Design at Volkswagen: "When Sony Computer Entertainment asked us if we would develop a Vision GT vehicle exclusively for the game to mark the 15th anniversary of Gran Turismo we didn't hesitate for a moment." An in-house competition was immediately launched and young Volkswagen designers submitted their designs. The submissions were judged by Klaus Bischoff, Head of Design for the Volkswagen Brand, and no less than Kazunori Yamauchi, Director of Polyphony Digital and Vice-President of Sony Computer Entertainment who is the inventor of the "Gran Turismo series"."