Volkswagen, in a move to expand its GTI fleet and sending a new supercar onto the digital race circuit, has revealed the new GTI Supersport Vision Gran Turismo. Following last year’s roadster, another version of the GTI, with its long racing tradition, can now head for the starting line on Gran Turismo6, exclusively on PlayStation3. The design of this digital supercar combines the Volkswagen icon with sheer racing design.
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 100kmph per hour from a standing start in only 3.6 seconds. At full throttle, the virtual racer reaches a top speed of over 300kmph. The gigantic power output is transferred to the virtual asphalt via 4MOTION all-wheel drive and 20-inch GTI advanced alloy wheels. 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.
A glance in the rear view 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 optimised 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 kg per horsepower. The sixth generation of the legendary racing game available exclusively for PlayStation has been on sale since 2013. The fleet includes almost 1,200 different vehicles which can race on a total of 37 circuits.
At the broad, powerful front end of the aerodynamically optimised 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.