Volkswagen Beetle GSR Limited Edition Debuts at the Chicago Auto Show

Volkswagen has unveiled a Beetle GSR Limited Edition at the Chicago Auto Show, with a unique design and a powerful 207bhp turbocharged engine.

Just 3,500 cars will be made worldwide and only 100 are expected to be imported into the UK.

Just like the legendary 1970’s GSR, the new Beetle GSR features a two tone yellow and black exterior with GSR lettering. Unlike the older Beetle, the Beetle GSR can also be ordered in Platinum Grey and Black.

The Beetle GSR Limited Edition rides on black 19-inch “Tornado” alloy wheels with 235/40 tyres.

The black/yellow theme continues inside where there are black-trimmed leather sport seats, steering wheel with yellow stitching, R-Line dash pad, leather handbrake lever, GSR shift lever and black floor mats with yellow embroidery.

Forty years ago, the yellow/black Beetle had 50 hp. The modern dy Beetle GSR packs 207bhp from a 4-cylinder, 2.0-litre EA888 turbocharged TSI engine, enabling it to reach 0-62mph in 7.3 seconds, while the top speed is 142 mph.

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