Monday, November 17, 2014

Volkswagen GTI Roadster, Golf R 400 To Be On Display In L.A.

Volkswagen GTI Roadster two-seat convertible concept car, originally created on-screen for the Sony PlayStation®3 classic "Gran Turismo 6", comes to life with 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbocharged TSI® engine that produces 503 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque mated to a seven-speed DSG® dual-clutch automatic transmission and a 4MOTION® all-wheel-drive system. The GTI Roadster sprints from 0 to 60 mph in an estimated 3.5 seconds and goes onto a top track speed of 192 mph.

Volkswagen Golf R 400 concept car powered by a 394 horsepower 2.0 TSI four-cylinder engine with 4MOTION permanent all-wheel drive makes its North America debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show this week. Haldex-5 coupling, is activated even before slip occurs. Under low load conditions, or during coastdown, the front wheels handle most of the propulsive power, while the rear axle is decoupled, saving on fuel. If necessary, the rear axle of the Golf R can be variably engaged in fractions of a second. This is done by means of the Haldex coupling that is activated by an electro-hydraulic oil pump. The Golf R 400 concept car zips from zero to 62 mph in 3.9 seconds and to an electronically limited top speed of 173 mph.