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The Volkswagen GTI Supersport Vision Gran Turismo is the latest in a series of online sports cars designed to celebrate Gran Turismo’s 15th anniversary on the PlayStation gaming platform.
Under the hood lies a turbocharged iteration of Volkswagen’s narrow-angle VR6 engine. For the GTI Supersport, this motor is said to develop 375kW of power and 665Nm of torque. These are the same numbers claimed by the 3.0-litre twin-turbo VR6 engine that reportedly powered last year’s GTI Roadster Vision Gran Turismo.
The Supersport channels all that sound and fury to the virtual terra firma via an all-wheel-drive system. This pumped-up Golf GTI concept is good for a 0-100km/h time of 3.6 seconds and a top speed in excess of 300km/h.
The GTI Supersport rides along on 20-inch alloy wheels, and in many ways looks like a wilder version of 2013’s Golf GTI Design Vision concept.
Visually, the Supersport seems to be wider, and features a lower and more expansive carbon fibre front splitter that curls up at the sides to incorporate LED driving lights. At the rear there’s a massive wing surrounding the tailgate.
It’s not known whether the Volkswagen GTI Supersport Vision Gran Turismo will gain a real-life recreation. Some cars that were created for Vision Gran Turismo series have remained strictly denizens of the online world.
Others, such as the Chevrolet Chaparral 2X and Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo, as well as the earlier Volkswagen GTI Roadster Vision Gran Turismo, have gone on to spawn physical manifestations.