A Virtual Sportscar You Would Want

BY Azfar Hashim

GTI Supersport Vision Gran Turismo set to excite PlayStation fans; 503 bhp race car now available for downloading

Volkswagen is expanding its GTI fleet and sending a new supercar onto the digital race circuit.

The first impression of this racer already shows that the Supersport is designed for racing: The engine roaring under the bonnet of the GTI Supersport is a 503 bhp VR6 TSI coupled with a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox (DSG). 665 Nm of torque catapult the virtual GTI to 100 km/h per hour from a standing start in only 3.6 seconds.

At full throttle, the virtual race car reaches a top speed of over 290 km/h. The gigantic power output is transferred to the virtual asphalt via 4MOTION all-wheel drive and 20-inch GTI alloy wheels.

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.

At the broad front end of the aerodynamically optimised body, prominent features include vertical light modules and generous air intakes with the honeycomb configuration. 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.