Volkswagen Beetle GSR unveiled in Chicago image

The German based automaker Volkswagen has recently brought its latest creation, the Beetle GSR, to the 2013 Chicago Auto Show, where the model was unveiled in a premiere.

After we have seen the convertible version of the Volkswagen Beetle R-Line in Chicago just earlier today, time has come for the car manufacturer to pull the wraps off yet a new version of the popular model, named the Beetle GSR. According to the carmaker, the VW Beetle GSR is paying tribute to the original car with the same name, which was a racer back in 1973.

“Volkswagen has re-interpreted the 1970s GSR for the modern era. The bodyshell of the 1973 Beetle was painted yellow, while the hood, trunklid, and bumpers were finished in matte black. The look was rounded out by black trim strips underneath the side windows and black rocker panels”, as the automaker is saying in its official press release.

The VW Beetle GSR is coming with a 2.0 liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine, which is producing a total output of 210 HP. The unit can be mated to a six-speed manual or a DSG automatic transmission. The model can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 6.6 seconds and hit a top speed of 130 mph. Only 3,500 units of the BW Beetle GSR will be produced.

Source: Volkswagen