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Volkswagen New Beetle RSi '00
Volkswagen New Beetle RSi '00
Appears in Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec
Gran Turismo 4
Gran Turismo PSP
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
Type in GT5 Standard
Interior in GT6 Simple
Manufacturer Volkswagen
Drivetrain 4WD
Engine VAG AXJ 3.2 VR6
Max Power 217 BHP
Performance Points 404 PP
Max Torque 320 Nm
Top Speed 147 miles per hour (237 km/h)
Weight 1,515 kilograms (3,340 lb)
Power/Weight Ratio 6.98 kg (15.4 lb) per horsepower

The Volkswagen New Beetle RSi '00 is a Road car produced by Volkswagen. It appears in every main Gran Turismo game to date since Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec, with the exception of Gran Turismo Sport.

Colors Edit

Only one color is available for this car:

  • Silver Arrow Metallic

In-game descriptionEdit

"Don't be fooled by its cute looks; this limited edition Beetle is a monster!"


The Golf was a fitting successor to the original Beetle, supplying people with basic and affordable modes of transport. That said, the Beetle still enjoyed popularity despite not being produced for the U.S. for decades. Volkswagen, seeing an opportunity, unveiled the Concept 1 at the 1994 North American International Auto Show in Detroit that was instantly recognizable as a modern interpretation on the classic. The car received instant approval from the public and the media, and production commenced almost immediately. The New Beetle hit showroom floors in 1998.

The mechanical makeup of the New Beetle was totally different from the original. Before, its trademark had been an air-cooled engine mounted at the rear, but now, fully using mechanisms from the Golf IV, it became an FF (Front engine, front drive) car powered by a water-cooled engine.

The base engine was a 2.0-liter DOHC inline-4 that produced 115 BHP. The New Beetle also received a high performance model in the lineup called the Turbo. It came with a turbocharged version of the engine that accounted for 148 BHP. Later, the RSi, an edition limited to 250 units appeared. It featured larger tires and a rear wing. It was equipped with a 3.2-liter V-6 that spit out 225 BHP, allowing the car to reach a top speed of 153 mph.

AcquisitionEdit

GT3Edit

This car can be bought at the Volkswagen dealership for 70,000 Credits. It can also be obtained by winning the Beetle Cup.

GT4Edit

This car can be bought at the Volkswagen New Cars Dealership for 94,050 Credits.

GT PSPEdit

This car can be purchased for 94,050 Credits.

GT5Edit

As a Standard car, the Volkswagen New Beetle RSi '00 can be purchased from the Used Car Dealership for 82,898 Credits. It is a Level 1 car.

GT6Edit

This car can be purchased for 94,050 Credits. It is a simplified car.

TriviaEdit

  • This car also appears in Gran Turismo Concept, but it's unplayable. It does, however, appear as a CPU car.
  • For some reason, this car was incorrectly marked as a turbocharged car in Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec. This was fixed in Gran Turismo 4, where this car is treated as a naturally aspirated car.

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