Volkswagen’s newest ‘Gran Turismo’ idea is a 500-horsepower hatchback

Volkswagen's latest 'Gran Turismo' concept is a 500-horsepower hatchback

For many who assume Volkswagen’s Golf GTI and Golf R scorching hatches simply aren’t “scorching” sufficient, the carmaker’s newest digital idea for Gran Turismo 6 (PlayStation three) could also be up your alley. The GTI Supersport Imaginative and prescient Gran Turismo gives up greater than 500 horsepower in a hunkered-down, all-wheel-drive, two-door hatch that is barely quicker than its actual-world inspiration. In truth, the carmaker says this digital idea can hit 62MPH (100KPH) in about three.6 seconds.

In fact, Volkswagen is not the one firm displaying off idea automobiles on GT6‘s digital tracks. We have additionally seen futuristic rides from the likes of Renault and Nissan. And VW itself launched an earlier idea, referred to as the GTI Roadster Imaginative and prescient Gran Turismo. This newest digital providing, then again, extra intently resembles the recent hatch it is based mostly on. However whereas the actual-world GTI makes do with 210HP (220 in the event you go for the Efficiency Pack), this in-recreation idea boasts 503HP and 490 pound-ft of torque. All informed, Volkswagen says that is sufficient to propel the digital journey on to a prime velocity of 186MPH (300KPH).

So if the actual world’s upcoming 395HP Golf R400 simply is not sufficient for you, you’ll be able to seize a fair quicker (albeit digital-solely) Golf by way of Gran Turismo 6‘s newest replace (model 1.18). As soon as you’ve got up to date the sport, the automotive must be up for grabs within the Imaginative and prescient GT space of the Automobiles part. Alternatively, VW says you’ll be able to at present additionally earn the automotive by finishing a lap within the Seasonal Occasion mode.

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