For 2014, Volkswagen is putting forth this restricted release GSR display just 3,500 cases will be made, in view of the sportier R-Line trim, and painted in a special yellow/dark plan that pays reverence to the “Yellow Black Racer” of the 1970s. It’s a fun, ostentatious seemingly insignificant detail, and I as of late went through a week with GSR No. 216 to check whether it would alter my opinion about the Beetle equation in general.
Novel to the GSR are 19-inch Tornado amalgam wheels, wrapped in P235/40R19 Continental ContiProContact tires. Be that as it may, even with the somewhat sportier R-Line setup and this generally substantial arrangement of moving stock, the auto never felt crashy or too firm out and about, notwithstanding while crossing the unpleasant surfaces in and around Detroit. Rather, the Beetle offers an agreeable, strong ride feel, incredible for thruway cruising and pretty pleasantly set up for snippets of hostility on twisty byways. It’s no track assailant, certainly, yet it’s a truly strong parity that is awesome for a regular driver, something I’ve said before in regards to the GTI.
The standard Beetle models as of now emerge in a group, on account of its particular shape and as well charming looks (however the new-era auto utilizes a positively more manly outline approach). Yet, man, this GSR beyond any doubt garners an entire wreckage of consideration. A young lady in a Mini almost raise finished somebody on a side road while staying her neck out the window to look at the GSR, and the folks at the auto wash chuckled at me. Truly consistently, I was pointed at, grinned at, and, obviously, blared at by other Beetle proprietors. Obviously, the remarkable, restricted release dark and-yellow shading plan is to be faulted for a considerable measure of this consideration, however even thus, it doesn’t strike me as a strange shading combo for the Beetle.
Outside, notwithstanding the 19-inch wheels, GSR models come standard with bi-xenon headlamps with LED running lights, foglamps, and the back spoiler of the Turbo model.
Of course, considering its measurements, powertrain and weight, the Beetle GSR drives a great deal like Volkswagen’s own particular GTI. One of my most loved hot portals. The Bug’s wheelbase is an inch and a half shorter, and however it sits 0.7 inches higher off the ground, the Beetle is really shorter in general tallness by 0.2 inches. A touch of weight is spared here, as well, with the GSR tipping the scales at 3,056 pounds contrasted with the GTI’s 3,113. The 2.0T motor in the GSR is entirely for an extra 10 hp over the GTI, also.
The Beetle Turbo – is quite incredible to drive. It uses VW’s dazzling 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-chamber motor, appraised at 210 drive and 207 pound-feet of torque. Outfitted with the six-speed manual transmission of my test auto, the Beetle GSR will hit 60 miles for every hour in an exceptionally respectable 6.6 seconds.
Volkswagen Beetle GSR 2013 Design Interior Exterior