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Volkswagen BlueSport Concept – Detroit Auto Show 2009

I’m not completely sold on it…but its a step up from the days of the “Concept R”

Volkswagen BlueSport Cocept

http://www.autoblog.com/2009/01/11/detroit-2009-volkswagen-concept-bluesport-roadster-live/

Volkswagen debuted this little beauty at the 2009 Detroi auto show, and it has some great lines, but the front fender arches look like its stolen directly from the new Mazda 3/6/RX-8 styling and the rear looks 370Z-ish…meh.

I do however like that VW appears to be sticking with a similar edgy front-end like its bigger/badder cousin – the Audi R8 – the same lines are used on the new Scirocco and MKII Audi TT. Also noteworthy is that its about 1000lbs under what any regular ol’ VW ships with…coming in around 2600lbs, but still, its reported 0-60 in 6.2 leaves VW where they always are…chasing the taillights of their Japanese competition… :-/