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      01-11-2009, 06:01 AM   #1
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VW Concept Blue Sports Breaks Cover

Volkswagen's Concept Blue Sports premieres in Detroit as a study in combining great fuel economy with a sporty drive and looks. The roadster measures some four metres in length but weighs less than 1200kg. VW has put a turbo diesel engine in it and that tips the performance scales even more in its favour.

The engine is a 2.0-litre TDI that makes 180hp (134kW) from 4,200rpm and a hefty torque of 350Nm made from just 1,750rpm. Said to be capable of a 0 - 100km/h time of 6.6 seconds and a top speed of 226km/h (140mph), the Blue Sports concept emits just 113g/km in harmful C02 gasses. It averages 4.3 litres per 100km (55mpg US/ 66mpg UK) in fuel consumption.

Not to be classified as a lightweight with no proper credentials, the car runs on massive 235/35ZR19 tyres front and 245/35ZR19 rear. The gearbox is VW's trusted quick-shifting DSG with 6 forward gears and one reverse.

Technologies adopted are bi-xenon LED headlights outside, a touchscreen that controls infotainment sources inside and an easy-to-use top that can be removed in seconds. Could the Concept Blue Sports be pointing towards a future Scirocco cabriolet? Time will tell.
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like it.


ps. thanks for posting all these, hks!
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      01-11-2009, 07:50 AM   #3
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That thing is glorious looking. Though I would much prefer petrol in it's veins than diesel.
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      01-11-2009, 07:58 AM   #4
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like it.


ps. thanks for posting all these, hks!
No problem. There's another 2 Audi's covered up so I'll post them when covers are removed...and I'll be sure to post live pics...R8 V10...Z4 (possibly)...
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looks great. let's hope porsche doesn't kill it.
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rebadged TT with a deisel
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pretty much lol
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Early on, this car was thought to be mid-engined. If that's indeed the case, it's hardly a TT. Here's for hoping.

Edit: No back seat and air intakes in front of the rear wheel is a good sign that it's a mid-engine layout.
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Reminds me of a baby R8
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Looks neat!!!
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I'd rock it.
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They've been releasing concepts like that for YEARS. I'll believe it when I actually see a near production model.
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This looks alot like the Audi R4 concept, which wasn't really a concept, but an illustration. It's not bad. Could be interesting.
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gorgeous... stunning actually
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Here is some more info where they state it is mid-engined and weighs ~2600lbs. Sounds pretty cool.
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