Volkswagen New Beetle
Appears in Gran Turismo 2
Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec
Gran Turismo 4
Gran Turismo PSP
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
Manufacturer Volkswagen
Years Active 1997-2011

The Volkswagen New Beetle is a compact car, introduced by Volkswagen in 1997, drawing heavy inspiration from the exterior design of the original Beetle. Unlike the original Beetle, the New Beetle has its engine in the front, driving the front wheels, with luggage storage in the rear. Many special editions have been released, such as the Malibu Barbie New Beetle. May 2010, Volkswagen announced that production of the current body of the New Beetle would cease in 2011.



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The information in Polyphony's write-up isn't entirely accurate, the hot hatch version of the car is known not simply as the "Turbo" but the GLS or GLX, and used a 150 hp, 1.8 liter, 20V engine far separated from the base 2.0 liter 8V engine, and also featured an automatic spoiler located at the top of the hatch.

In addition to the base model and turbocharged New Beetles, there was a limited edition known as the Turbo S, made from 2002 through 2004, with redesigned front and rear fascia, five spoke rims and a sportier interior, and a tuned version of the 1.8 liter turbo engine putting out one hundred and eighty horsepower. The Turbo S has yet to make an appearance in any Gran Turismo game.

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