Volkswagen roadster becomes reality By Cheryl Livingstone June 4 2014, 6.00pm Share Volkswagen roadster becomes reality Share via Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Messenger Linkedin Email Post link https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/lifestyle/motors/244399/lifestyle-vw/ Copy Link Volkswagen turned the virtual world into reality last weekend, as it presented the GTI Roadster concept at the famous Woerthersee GTI meeting in Austria. The GTI Roadster was originally created as an electronic car, to feature in the Sony PlayStation 3 game, Gran Turismo 6. The virtual car was unveiled last week, and just days later, Volkswagen presented the real version at the annual gathering of GTI fans. Power for the two-seat GTI Roadster comes from a 3.0-litre V6 biturbo TSI engine that produces 496bhp, and maximum torque of 413lb/ft between 4,000 and 6,000rpm. Power is delivered via a seven-speed DSG gearbox and 4MOTION four-wheel drive, helping to propel the 1,420 kg GTI Roadster from zero to 62 mph in just 3.6 seconds, and on to a top speed of 190mph.