The 2014 Volkswagen Beetle GSR will be the newest performance car on your local VW dealer’s lot.
OK, must people do not associate a racing tradition with the Volkswagen Beetle but this new 2014 Volkswagen Beetle harkens back to the Gelb Schwarzer Renner or “Yellow Black Racer” from forty years ago.
Besides the Bumblebee paint job, the VW Beetle GSR also gets 10 additional horsepower for a total output of 201o HP from the 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder TSI engine.
The 2014 Volkswagen Beetle GSR is also numbered with only a production run of just 3500 units worldwide. That means that you won’t see many of these very out going Beetles at your local parking garage.
Check out this exclusive TFLcar video as the car in unveiled at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show.
“With this new car, 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. Yellow and black link old and new: the body and the R-Line® bumpers on the new GSR are predominantly yellow, the hood is mainly black, and the trunklid, roof, and the exterior mirror caps are all black. The new car has yellow/black stripes with “GSR” lettering above the side skirts and a large rear spoiler to complete the look. The stance of the new car is very different, as it rides on 19-inch “Tornado” aluminum-alloy wheels shod with 235/40 tires, compared with the original GSR’s 15-inch steel wheels and 175-section tires, which were quite common even on sporty cars back then. The new GSR also features silver-painted brake calipers.” – – Volkswagen USA Media