Volkswagen reveals latest Gran Turismo concept: the 503 hp GTI Supersport

Article by Christian Andrei, on April 17, 2015

Volkswagen is sending a new supercar – the GTI Supersport – into the digital race circuit. Gran Turismo 6 players can now download this latest digital supercar. Volkswagen, which is expanding its GTI fleet, put a 503 HP VR6 TSI and a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox (DSG) in this supercar.

The roadster entered the game last year but now it’s the turn of the new version of the GTI to wreak havoc on Gran Turismo 6, exclusively on PlayStation 3.

The Supersport is designed for racing and it’s clearly what racers want. The virtual GTI has 665 Nm of torque, enabling it to go from a standing start to 100 kilometers per hour in just 3.6 seconds. The virtual racer can achieve a top speed of over 300 kph at full throttle. The Supersport is equipped with 4MOTION all-wheel drive and a set of 20-inch GTI advanced alloy wheels.

The Supersport GTI’s basic shape of the body is suggestive of GTI ancestors but this latest GTI offspring has a very strong racing character. The new digital supercar’s proportions and surfaces were optimized to have a very low center of gravity.

Carbon elements are generously used, making it very lightweight. In fact, it has a power-to-weight ratio of just 2.5 kilograms per horsepower. Its prominent front features include vertical light modules and massive air intakes with the honeycomb configuration that we’ve come to expect from the model.

The rear has broad shoulders that accommodate the perfect ventilation for the brakes. It has a bold roof-edge spoiler and flamboyant diffuser that enable the Supersport to hug the track when it’s aiming for the fastest lap time.

This supercar can be clothed in "Reflex Silver", "Lapiz Blue", "Oryx White", or "Gran Turismo Red". The sixth generation of the legendary racing game offered only on the PlayStation has been around since 2013. There are 37 circuits and nearly 1,200 vehicles to choose from for this series. [source: Volkswagen]

Press Release

Volkswagen GTI Supersport Vision Gran Turismo Concept

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.

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