After a selection of teaser images, the brand new Volkswagen GTI Supersport Vision Gran Turismo has just been unveiled. The GTI Supersport is the German firm’s second car created specifically for racing simulator Gran Turismo 6 and borrows from the previous GTI Roadster Vision Gran Turismo in much of its design.
Beneath the skin, the Volkswagen GTI Supersport Vision Gran Turismo has been imagined with a turbocharged and supercharged VR6 engine delivering a total of 503 hp and 491 lb-ft of torque. When mated to a dual-clutch seven-speed automatic transmission, the GTI Supersport Vision Gran Turismo accelerates to 100 km/h in a brisk 3.2 seconds as well as a top speed of 300 km/h.
From a design standpoint, the GTI Supersport Vision Gran Turismo is even more insane than the GTI Roadster concept. With that in mind, the front end is characterised by a bold and aggressive front splitter which actually stretches beyond the bumper and front wheel arches. Elsewhere are aggressive LED headlights and daytime running lights while the rear is characterised by large 20-inch alloy wheels.
From the sides, incredibly bold skirts are featured which are so low they almost scrape the ground. The back then incorporates a towering wing as well as flared buttresses, an incredibly aggressive diffuser and dual exhaust pipes.
Gamers will be able to finish their GTI Supersport in Reflex Silver, Gran Turismo Red, Lapiz Blue or Oryx White and the car is already available for download.
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.