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2015 Volkswagen GTI Supersport Vision Gran Turismo

2015 Volkswagen GTI Supersport Vision Gran Turismo

Volkswagen has unleashed a new GTI ripe for digital hot lapping, and it’s got over 500 horsepower, AWD traction, oodles of carbon fiber, and enough wing to shame a jet fighter. It’s called the GTI Supersport, and it’s part of the Gran Turismo Vision project. For those of you who may be unaware, Vision is an invitation to every major automaker to produce the ultimate sports car for the GT6 gaming environment. As you can imagine, such carte-blanche freedom has spawned some truly insane creations, and now, this VW will join the party.

PlayStation 3 owners can download the car now to give it a couch test drive. VW says “The designers and engineers picked up on the legendary GTI DNA from a visual and technical standpoint,” adding, “… the unmistakably charismatic looks of the new ‘GTI Supersport Vision Gran Turismo’ in the digital rear-view mirror are likely to make the other contenders more than a little nervous.”

It all sounds good. But is this Vision worth your precious gaming time? Read on to find out.

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Volkswagen is Offering You the Chance to Drive the GTI Roadster Concept at Goodwood

Volkswagen is Offering You the Chance to Drive the GTI Roadster Concept at Goodwood

Stuff’s about to get real — in a digital sort of way — in the world of VW concept cars. At the upcoming Goodwood Festival of Speed that is set to run June 26th through 29th, Volkswagen will display the bad-ass GTI Roadster Concept for the first time on UK soil, but that is small potatoes to the next statement. At the 2014 Goodwood festivities, fans can also drive this phenomenal concept up the famous hillclimb course. Of course, this is all in the digital world of Gran Turismo 6 on a recreation of the Goodwood Hilclimb.

It would be so much cooler had Volkswagen actually offered the chance to drive the real car up the Goodwood hill, but I understand the reasoning behind keeping it all digital. Regardless, it will be a fun time, thanks to 503 PS (496 horsepower) and 560 Nm (413 pound-feet) of twist traveling from its biturbo, 3.0-liter, V-6 engine through a DSG transmission and out to all four wheels. Digital or reality, this topless VW is sure to be a hoot to take up the hill. I only wish I was in the UK to "drive" it.

Click past the jump to read more about this opportunity and the GTI Roadster Concept.

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2014 Volkswagen Vision Gran Turismo Concept

2014 Volkswagen Vision Gran Turismo Concept

Gran Turismo’s Vision Gran Turismo series of concepts is slowly taking shape and another automaker has come out and released its creative work.

Joining in on the fun is Volkswagen with its Vision Gran Turismo Concept. And if we’re into picking among the best of what we’ve seen, it’s hard to go against what looks like a pretty sick roadster that actually bears resemblance to one of Volkswagen’s production models, specifically the Scirocco.

This is what the creative forces at Volkswagen thought of when they were asked to build a concept for the video game franchise. It’s not that the car looks good; it’s that it looks exceptionally good, one we hope Volkswagen decides to build as an actual production car in the future.

It retains most of the essential characteristics of the brand’s sports hatch and wraps it up in a sportier package, one that features a dramatically low windshield, a swooping front end, new headlights, and lest we forget, the sickest set of wheels we’ve seen among all the Vision Gran Turismo Concept cars that have come out.

Updated 05/23/2014: Volkswagen revealed the first details and specs on the Vision Gran Turismo Concept, just a few days before the car’s official debut on May 28th at the Worthersee Festival in Austria.

Updated 05/28/2014: Volkswagen unveiled a new video (above) revealing the new Vision Gran Turismo Concept in action and it surely looks fast! A new set of images were also dropped by the developers of the Gran Turismo game. Enjoy!

Updated 05/29/2014: Volkswagen unveiled the new Vision Gran Turismo Concept - or GTI Roadster - at the Worthersee Festival. Click past the jump to find out the new details.

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Toyota GT 86 set to be a playable car on Gran Turismo 5

Toyota GT 86 set to be a playable car on Gran Turismo 5

One of the most talked about sports cars of the year was finally revealed a month ago, and since then, it’s been popping up everywhere, including in the popular racing franchise, Gran Turismo.

For fans of Gran Turismo 5, the thought of finally getting behind the wheel of a Toyota GT 86 is certainly worth the $3.99 price tag attached to the second round of downloadable content for the game.

Polyphony is set to release a Car Pack 2 program and Update 2.02 through the PSN Network just in time for Christmas. For the former, that means you can finally play a slew of new vehicles in the game, including the 2011 Mini Cooper S, the 2010 Volkswagen Golf VI R, the 2010 Volkswagen Scirocco R, and the 2012 Nissan GT-R Black Edition R35. Other fixes and improvements that are part of the Car Pack 2 program include the ability to change wheels on Standard cars, free coupons that allow you to wash cars, change oil, overhaul your engine, or refresh the car body in GT Auto. The CP2 pack also allows you to see how the oil changes, aerodynamic parts, engine overhauls, and racing modifications will affect performance points and engine power in GT Auto. Meanwhile, in screens where the [Garage] and [Driver List] buttons are displayed in the A/B Spec events, Special Events, and Seasonal Events, pressing the ’square’ button will lead you to the [Garage], and pressing the ’triangle’ button will bring up the drivers list.

Then, there’s the Update 2.02, which is important to get as soon as possible if for only one - and only one - reason. By downloading the update, you finally get your hands on a 2012 Toyota GT 86.

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Video: Forza Motorsport 4 drops new December IGN Pack

Video: Forza Motorsport 4 drops new December IGN Pack

Turn 10 Studios, the makers of the Forza Motorsport gaming franchise, have released an early holiday present for rabid Forza 4 gamers out there. The December IGN Pack for Forza 4 was made available last week and comes with a grocery list of some of the finest digital rides you can have in the game.

Among the highlight vehicles included in the December IGN Pack are the Suzuki Monster Sport SX4 Hill Climb Special, the very same car that Monster Tajima used to break the ten-minute barrier at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb earlier this year.

In addition to the specially-prepped Suzuki, the pack also includes a Ford F-150 SVT Raptor, a 1977 Escort RS1800, a 1988 Pontiac Fiero GT, and a 1981 Volkswagen Scirocco S, to name a few.

All in all, the December IGN Pack will include 10 new vehicles that you can enjoy over the holidays. The pack is available through XBox Live so if you want to get your hands on a new set of awesome rides to put in your Forza garage, Turn 10 Studios is your hook-up.

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Volkswagen launches the "Touareg Challenge" for the iPhone

Volkswagen launches the "Touareg Challenge" for the iPhone

Volkswagen has launched a new FREE app for the iPhone that highlights the Volkswagen Touareg and its capabilities on the road. The “Volkswagen Touareg Challenge” offers a choice of two Touareg models: the Touareg V6 TDI BlueMotion Technology and the Touareg Hybrid. These two models can be taken on six different tracks, road or terrain. Take the Touareg over soil, mud, gravel, or snow to see if you can beat the timed trials or succeed in the rally mode. The Touareg of choice can also be customized with a new paint job and rims. The further the gamer gets on the road, the more choices can be unlocked for customizing pleasure. Additional options provided by Volkswagen makes it easy to find a dealer in your area, give feedback to VW, get a brochure emailed to you, or even schedule a test drive.

The rally starts off at La Marina de Chile where the player must beat the preset time in order to advance to the next rally. The next rallies are set in Vina del Mar in Chile, La Cruz in Venezuela, and Calera in Peru, among others.

We did spend some time playing this game and it was actually some good old fashioned fun. The background music was catchy and we discovered that it was provided by three artists from the VW Sound Foundation: Tonbandgerat, jona:S, and Jupiter Jones. We thought that was pretty cool.

The only tip we feel we should give the player is this; if you are going to speed through the instructions like we did and happen to get stuck in a corner, make sure you notice the little pedal in the lower left hand corner. That allows you to reverse. It came in handy…a lot.

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Real Racing GTI Game - Volkswagen GTI iPhone game

Real Racing GTI Game - Volkswagen GTI iPhone game

In order to promote the launch of the new Golf GTI on the US market, Volkswagen is offering the model on a mobile device in a free version of the popular Firemint Real Racing game. Most importantly, the users of the Real Racing GTI App in the U.S. can compete for the chance to win one of six, limited-edition 2010 GTIs that are fully-customized inside and out.

The free Real Racing GTI App is available worldwide and spares no detail, allowing players to experience every thrilling aspect of the all-new 2010 GTI right in the palms of their hands on iPhone and iPod touch. From the redesigned exterior with more aggressive headlights and the famous red-striped grille, to the sporty interior with a race-inspired steering wheel, the all-new 2010 GTI races its way to life on the screen for a thrilling gaming experience.

So, so at www.vw.com/RealRacingGTI and start having fun!

Press release after the jump.

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New VW GTI game

New VW GTI game

The clever PR people over at Volkswagen have come up with another great way to hype up the soon to be sixth generation VW Golf GTI. The website, projectGTI.com, takes you behind closed doors and into the realm of the automotive engineers that are responsible for this super bunny. After a short video demonstration highlighting the best features of the new GTI, it’s worth the wait; you get to pilot a Scalextric version of the VW around the miniature test track. Just for fun, floor it through a tight corner and watch what happens when you run off the track.

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