Released on Thursday, February 7th during the 2013 Chicago Auto Show is a tribute to the 1970’s era GSR and just so happens to be the fastest production Volkswagen Beetle to date.
The automaker says that they only plan to offer 3,500 units worldwide. Although the car uses the same 2.0-liter turbocharges gasoline engine as the more common turbo model, it has been tweaked to get 10 extra horsepower. That little bit of horsepower is enough to push the car from 0-60 mph in 6.6 seconds with a top speed of 130 mph.
GSR stand for “Gelb Schwarzer Renner,” which translate to mean “Yellow Black Racer.” As you can see in addition to “GSR” lettering painted along the sides, the car has heavy black accents. This car also gets 19-inch “tornado” wheels. The flashy color scheme continues in the cabin with matching interior accents, although it is more subtle. Yellow stitching lines the black leather seats and there is even a GSR badge on the dashboard. If you like the big spoiler on the back, and the color scheme Volkswagen chose, you can try to order one when they go on sale this fall as 2014 models.