NewBeetle.org Forums
Go Back   NewBeetle.org Home > NewBeetle.org Forums > News > Latest News

Latest News Read and discuss the latest news about everyone's favorite car.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-07-2013, 12:30 PM
AutoGuide.comRegistered Member AutoGuide.com is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Default Volkswagen Beetle GRS is Fastest Ever




Quote:
It’s a tribute to the 1970′s era GSR and it’s the fastest production Volkswagen Beetle to date.

Unveiled today during the 2013 Chicago Auto Show, Volkswagen says it only plans to offer 3,500 units worldwide. The car uses the same 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine as the more common turbo model, but it’s been tweaked for 10 extra horsepower.

That extra power is enough to push the car from 0-60 mph in 6.6 seconds with a top speed of 130 mph.

VIEW COMPLETE 2013 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW COVERAGE

GSR stands for “Gelb Schwarzer Renner,” which translates from German to say “Yellow Black Racer.” As you can see, the car has heavy black accents and “GSR” lettering painted along the sides. It also gets 19-inch “tornado” wheels.

The ostentatious color scheme continues in the cabin with matching interior accents, albeit in a much more subdued form. Black leather seats get yellow stitching and there is a GSR badge on the dashboard.

If the big spoiler on the back, the black and the yellow all look good, you can try to order one when they go on sale this fall as 2014 models.
See more Volkswagen Beetle GSR photos at AutoGuide.com
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-07-2013, 01:12 PM
02SilverSport's Avatar
02SilverSportNewBeetle.org Member Sponsor 02SilverSport is offline
Member Sponsor
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location:
Carthage, NC, USA
Car: 2K12 Beetle 2.0T
Default Volkswagen Beetle GRS is Fastest Ever

Looks cool.


Sent from AutoGuide.com App
__________________
Present: 2012 Beetle Turbo
Past: 2002 NB Sport
2001 NB TDI
Way Past: 1981 Scirocco S, 1983 Scirocco Wolfsburg Edition, 1985 Quantum Wolfsburg Edition

Visit here too: https://www.facebook.com/groups/407758410320/

https://www.facebook.com/NorthCarolinaBeetleGroup
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-07-2013, 05:10 PM
Toad's Avatar
ToadNewBeetle.org Member Sponsor Toad is offline
big poster turned lurker.
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location:
Cumming, GA, USA
Car: 03 Turbo S, 99 Cabrio, two 87 Audi 5000's
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by miffmole View Post
Wouldn't any chipped 2012+ Beetle 2.0 Turbo beat that in terms of HP and 0-60? According to the write-up it's only adding 10 HP to stock.

REVO claims a +35-60 bhp gain and +50-80 lbft torque gain on a 2.0TFSi, and +35-45 bhp gain and +80-90 lbft torque gain on a 2.0L Tsi...
I'm pretty sure the article assumes that it's the fastest available stock... But that's also a lie.

I'm pretty sure the RSi is also a lot faster. (Just wasn't sold this side of the pond)
__________________
Amanda Audi - Freddy Fox - Chester Bug | LULZ | FIP - H*R - My Videos
If I could begin to be half of what you think of me. I could do about anything....
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-07-2013, 07:26 PM
Steve_pnchbug's Avatar
Steve_pnchbugRegistered Member Steve_pnchbug is offline
Momentai!!!
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location:
lebanon, VA, USA
Car: 2012 Beetle Turbo- Vincent, 09 GTI- Pascal
Default Re: Volkswagen Beetle GRS is Fastest Ever

Quote:
Originally Posted by Toad View Post
I'm pretty sure the article assumes that it's the fastest available stock... But that's also a lie.

I'm pretty sure the RSi is also a lot faster. (Just wasn't sold this side of the pond)
I think they are referring to fastest U.S. production Beetle

Sent from my SCH-I535 using AutoGuide.Com Free App
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-07-2013, 08:03 PM
nighttrain1974's Avatar
nighttrain1974Registered Member nighttrain1974 is offline
I don't care.....
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location:
London, London, United Kingdom
Car: Slammed.
Default

God that's awful. And not that quick.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-08-2013, 01:51 PM
Cooky's Avatar
CookyRegistered Member Cooky is offline
Every one calls me Fuzzy
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location:
Loudon, TN, USA
Car: 2002 Golf TDI
Default

I dont see what this big deal with it is i was excited untill i saw the specs. I dont see what the big deal is about an extra 10 hp. This still doesnt compete with other turbo cars that get this kind of hipe. At the same time there will be a lot of people that will get this but i would still rather have the tdi.
__________________
2k14 TOD
"slow is smooth, smooth is fast"
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-08-2013, 02:47 PM
billymade's Avatar
billymadeRegistered Member billymade is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location:
Las Cruces, NM, USA
Car: 02' Turbo S
Angry

I wish they would make another RSi type of Beetle; up the production numbers and sell it over here in the USA, I'm tired of all the cool VW's that never make it here! A black front hood and a set of truly unique wheels would have set off the look much better, as well as a more color themed interior like the sport new beetle models... come on VW, stop with the paint schemes, stickers and badges... make some real performance models!!

Last edited by billymade; 02-08-2013 at 09:41 PM..
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-08-2013, 06:59 PM
marvins_dad's Avatar
marvins_dadRegistered Member marvins_dad is offline
Roswell 2017 - 6/23-26th!
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location:
Dallas, TX, USA
Car: 2002 DIYCGCC TDI
Default

As Toad and others have stated....there are 250 RSi's out there that would beg to differ.

Let's see what they come out with next and if the Beetle R will ever emerge.
__________________
marvins_dad ~ antoine
Check out Marvin's Website!!! | Beetle Pic Thread | Personal Pic Thread | DFW New Beetle Club Forums | Farewell TJ - Missed!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-13-2013, 04:21 AM
Beetlebomb's Avatar
BeetlebombRegistered Member Beetlebomb is offline
An Air-Cooled Fan, Too!
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location:
Olympia, WA, USA
Car: 2003 Platinum Grey Turbo S
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by billymade View Post
I wish they would make another RSi type of Beetle; up the production numbers and sell it over here in the USA, I'm tired of all the cool VW's that never make it here! A black front hood and a set of truly unique wheels would have set off the look much better, as well as a more color themed interior like the sport new beetle models... come on VW, stop with the paint schemes, stickers and badges... make some real performance models!!
...and to that I can only say, "AMEN!"
__________________
My 2003 platinum grey Turbo S.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Beetle Volkswagen Has anyone tried or have Beetle Spec-D Tuning Projector Headlights GOBUGWILD Technical Modifications 9 07-28-2011 03:08 PM
World's Fastest beetle ever!!! Toad Miscellaneous Hoo-Ha 13 08-17-2010 01:15 AM
World's Fastest....Scooter? Oyveychris Miscellaneous Hoo-Ha Archive 6 09-04-2006 08:18 PM
The Ariel Atom - fastest thing on 4 (or 2) wheels Steinola Miscellaneous Hoo-Ha Archive 3 04-21-2006 06:37 PM

All times are GMT. The time now is 10:04 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.