Ever since the People’s builder unveiled the BlueSport Roadster as a concept back at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the German automaker has been teasing the car buying public with a “will they or won’t they” saga about the future production car. The next chapter in the story has just been written, previous speculations have claimed that the production version has been put on hold due to the current global economic situation, but now it is time to put the diesel powered roadster back on track.

According to AutoWeek, "the compact mid-engine roadster has an internal development code name," this means that it is very likely that the VW will become the modern day successor of Porsche’s 914. The concept is powered by a 2.0 Liter, common-rail, four cylinder engine puts out 168 HP, but the production version will receive the hot rod 265 HP, turbocharged, direct-injection power plant form the Scirocco R.

When the production car finally does hit the streets, Volkswagen will have wrapped up a lot of fun into $30,000 package. The BlueSport will weigh in at only 2,600 pounds and because of the light weight chassis will be able to sprint from 0 to 60 MPH in a rather quick 6.6 seconds and have a top speed of 140 MPH.


Source: Autoweek

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  (182) posted on 06.7.2009

Aside from that, if the VW decides to push for the BlueSport Roadster and price it with $30K, then it would still be lower than Nissan’s 350Z and other roadster in the market which sells about $35-45K.

  (177) posted on 06.7.2009

On the other hand, I don’t see a reason for VW to be afraid of the financial crisis. The primary affected areas are only found in the US and other small countries dependent on the US economy. VW is a European car. They would find a good market there and elsewhere.

  (183) posted on 06.7.2009

I think that the decision of the VW is quite reasonable. Roadsters are only good for two people so it would never go along with a season where people are choosing to become more practical. Most likely, people are to buy suv’s and sedans. But the future of roadsters, until the economic crisis is over. looks doomed for me.

  (182) posted on 06.7.2009

I think that tis is one of the nicest roadster I have ever seem. Although the mid-engined roadster car is not as fast as some of its kind, I think that it has the looks that anyone with a $30K can afford.

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