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Volkswagen Introduces a New GTI

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Without question, the brightest lineup in the Volkswagen of America showroom is the Golf family, which consists of the Golf, the GTI, Golf R, and Golf Sportwagen.

Through March, with combined sales of 12,763 vehicles, the Golf family sales compared to the same period in 2014 are up 138.6%. There is no other VW on offer that shows such performance.

Which brings us to this vehicle, the brand-new GTI Supersport.


It is described as a vehicle with a 503-hp, VR6 TSI engine and a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. It produces 490 lb-ft of torque. Its 0 to 62 time is 3.6 seconds. It has a top speed in excess of 186 mph.

It has 4MOTION all-wheel drive and rides on 20-inch alloys.

The GTI Supersport is engineered with lightweight elements such that it has a power-to-weight ratio of 5.5 pound per horsepower.

It is available in “Reflex Silver,” “Gran Turismo Red,” “Lapiz Blue” and “Oryx White.”

One more thing about the GTI Supersport.

It isn’t real.

At least not physically real.


Volkswagen “engineered” the GTI Supersport for the PlayStation 3 Gran Turismo 6 game.

Given the performance of the real GTIs in terms of sales (with 5,754 GTIs sold through March, it is the biggest-seller in the Golf family), chances are the GTI Supersport would do exceedingly well.

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