VW has announced the pricing of the 2014 Beetle GSR, which will start at $29,995 with a six-speed manual transmission and at $31,095 with the six-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic.
VW has announced the pricing of the 2014 Beetle GSR, which will start at $29,995 with a six-speed manual transmission and at $31,095 with the six-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic. The Beetle GSR is inspired by the GSR (“Yellow Black Racer”) of the 1970s with its yellow-and-black color scheme. The car has yellow/black stripes with “GSR” lettering above the side skirts and a large rear spoiler to complete the look. The GSR rides on 19-inch “Tornado” alloy wheels and also features black-painted brake calipers.
Inside the yellow and black theme continues. The black-trimmed leather seating surfaces and high-grip leather-wrapped steering wheel have contrasting yellow stitching. Other interior changes include an R-Line dash pad, a GSR shift lever, a leather-wrapped handbrake lever, and black floormats with contrasting yellow embroidery. A badge on the steering wheel is marked with the special-edition number (1 through 3500) to emphasize the uniqueness of the car.
The new Beetle GSR is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter TSI engine with 210 horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque, which gives it a 0-60 mph of 6.6 seconds and an electronically governed top track speed of 130 mph.