People that were there for the past Detroit Auto Show were treated to a rare breed. It was the Volkswagen BlueSport concept (See image above). This beauty had everyone talking and excited about when a production version would be made, but Volkswagen could not confirm that, or even if it would ever make an appearance. However, it looks as if this sporty little roadster just might come into being after all, although that hasn’t been officially confirmed.
What we do know is that the automaker’s design chief, Walter de Silva, said. He commented, “I’m not the only one in our company who is convinced that a small roadster wouldn’t be the worst thing for Volkswagen. This is a vehicle that we particularly like, and we always have in mind.”
The Volkswagen BlueSport concept was the brain child of Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche with each brand taking their own variant of the two seater coupe. Knowing that these major players were all in on the action makes the Volkswagen version even more appealing. If it does come out it will be going head to head with the Mazda MX-5.
A 2.0 liter turbodiesel engine is hosted in the Volkswagen BlueSport concept, but the production version could end up hosting a variety of gasoline TSI engines. For the concept model, the turbodiesel gives 258 pound feet of torque and 177 horsepower that gives the roadster a fun, if not all out aggressive feel. It will take you from 0 to 62 in about 6.6 seconds, so that’s not too bad either. When you add the ability to cruise at speeds of around 140 miles per hour, it heats it up even more. Best yet, it will get 54.7 miles per gallon.
Only time will tell whether the Volkswagen Roadster comes out as a production vehicle, so keep your fingers crossed.