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Volkswagen GX3 concept

Volkswagen GX3

Volkswagen GX3

Volkswagen GX3 concept

Volkswagen GX3 concept
Make Volkswagen
Model GX3
Concept year 2006
Production year -
Engine 1.6 litre 4 cylinder

The Volkswagen GX3 concept which debuted at the 2006 Los Angeles Motor Show was an advanced concept Volkswagen initially declared a production possibility. Depending on the reaction of the American public. Although later it was announced that safety and insurance concerns were too great to allow the GX3 to enter production.

The original idea was to create a cult classic, like the VW Beetle.
The GX3 is aimed at the younger buyer, and the concept has more in common with a motorcycle than a sports car. With a 3-wheel layout, and powered by a 1.6 litre 4 cylinder engine, the GX3 is able to achieve 60 mph in just 5.7 seconds and also return an impressive 46 mpg. The GX3 also qualifies for solo use in car pool lanes.

Designed in California by the Moonraker team and VW's Design Center, Volkswagen hope the GX3 could become a contemporary cult classic, like the original Beetle and the Microbus of their era.

Being a driver focused machine, the minimalist styling of the Volkswagen GX3 is influenced by racing cars and motorcycles. The frame, formed from high-density, warp resistant steel is covered with high density fibreglass panels, and an exposed single sided swing arm, aggressive central exhaust, exposed front wheels, matte colours, anodized gold and black suspension components and LED lights complete the track inspired design.

The interior of the GX3 is again focused on the driver, the cockpit is equipped with five point racing harnesses, race style instruments and a GTI inspired stainless shifter.

SPECS Volkswagen GX3 [US (EU)]

Engine Type of engine / Installation position - 1.6l / 4 cyl./ rear transversal mounted Power - 125 hp (125 PS/92 kW) @ 6.500 rpm Torque - 112.5 ft-lbs (152 Nm) @ 3.000 rpm Power/Weight-Ratio - 10 lbs/hp (4.56 kg/PS) Fuel mileage - 46 mpg (5,2l/100km)

Power transmission Gearbox - Six-speed manual Drive concept - Chain drive to rear wheel

Running gear Front axle - Double wishbone, coil-over-dampener Rear axle - Aluminum mono swingarm, coil-over-dampener Front tires - 215/45 R17x8J Rear tire - 315/30 R18x12J

Performance 0-62.5 mph / 0-100 km/h - 5.7 s Lateral acceleration - 1.25g Top Track Speed - 125 mph (200 km/h)

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