Volkswagen considers roadster again

Posted By on August 6, 2008

VW Roadster
Although Volkswagen fans have been tempted with thoughts of a two place VW roadster before, we are once again seeing the plans and a prototype being resurrected. Autoweek put out a few details that have me wondering if I really want to put any more money into my MGB. According to the article, “VW chairman Martin Winterkorn is planning to unveil a concept version of the lightweight two-seater at the Los Angeles show in November. If public opinion is positive, the new car could be in showrooms by 2011.”

The “cut-rate Lotus Elise” design will offer a mid engine design with “GTI levels of acceleration — 0 to 60 mph in 6.9 seconds.” It will also offer excellent fuel economy with engines option from a 170 HP 1.4 liter twin turbocharger TSI gasoline fuel powerplant to the 125 HP 1.6 liter TDI diesel and be linked a seven-speed DSG transmission. I’ll bet some of the hyper-miler types will be able to squeeze some pretty impressive fuel efficiency out of a 2200 pound car and the TDI powerplant.


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