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2014 Volkswagen Beetle GSR

Things improve somewhat when we look at the motor. The uprated version of VW’s 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four generates 210 hp (an increase of 10-hp over the current motor) and 207 lb. ft of torque, with 0-60 mph taking just 6.6 seconds, in part due to peak torque arriving at 1,700 rpm. The GSR comes standard with a 6-speed manual gearbox, but those interested in a less rewarding experience can opt for a 6-speed dual-clutch automatic.

2014 Volkswagen Beetle GSR

February 8, 2013

Back in 1970, VW released the Beetle GSR. Limited to 3500 units, the “Yellow Black Racer” (Gelb Schwarzer Renner) looked remarkably like a bumblebee, and amassing just 50 hp, it produced about the same amount of power, too. For 2014 the bee returns, boasting the same yellow/black paint scheme, but a far more prominent powerplant.