Gran Turismo supercar becomes a REALITY: Volkswagon makes 190mph GTI Roadster inspired by Sony game

 
 Volkswagen has taken the designs for a GTI Roadster, destined to appear in the next installment of racing game Gran Turismo, and turned it into a reality. The supercar, pictured, has 20-inch alloy wheels, a top speed of 190mph (306 km/h) and goes from 0 to 60 in under 3.6 seconds
The GTI Roadster was originally designed for Sony’s Gran Turismo 6
Designers created the car for the 15th anniversary of the racing game
Volkswagen has now made the car a reality, but it is only a one-off concept
It has 20-inch alloy wheels and reaches 62mph (99 km/h) in 3.6 seconds
The vehicle has been on display at the Woerthersee car show in Germany
For 15 years, the makers of racing game Gran Turismo have created cars so outlandish they’d never feasibly make it in the real world - until now.
Volkswagen has taken the designs for a GTI Roadster, destined to appear in the next installment of the PlayStation game, and turned it into a reality.
The supercar has 20-inch alloy wheels, a top speed of 190mph (306 km/h) and goes from 0 to 60 in under 3.6 seconds.



 It has been on display at the Woerthersee car show in Germany this week, but sadly the model that’s been built is a one-off concept.
Volkswagen said it has no current plans to put the supercar into mass production, and make it widely available.
The angular-looking GTI Roadster has a large spoiler and is fitted with a 3-litre, twin-turbocharged V6 engine.
This develops 500bhp and 413lb ft of torque to propel the car’s 1,420kg weight.


 This image is a screen shot from the Arcade Mode of Gran Turismo 6. In this mode, players take part in single races against computer-controlled enemy cars, or take on a single player time trial or drift trial

 It additionally has a seven speed DSG gearbox and Volkswagen’s 4MOTION all-wheel-drive system.
Elsewhere, the car doesn’t have a roof.
The GTI Roadster is the work of three Volkswagen designers, who won an in-house competition to design a vehicle to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Gran Turismo.
Klaus Bischoff, head of design at Volkswagen, said: ‘When Sony 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.’

 The angular-looking GTI Roadster, illustration pictured, has a large spoiler and is fitted with a 3-litre, twin-turbocharged V6 engine. This develops 500bhp and 413lb ft of torque to propel the car's 1,420kg weight. Volkswagen said it has no current plans to put the supercar into mass production

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