2014 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE GSR: From Wolfsburg, Germany to the ‘Windy City’ comes the limited-edition Beetle GSR as a 2014 model. Reporters from around the world were on hand to witness the unveiling on Thursday, Feb. 7th at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show. This is Volkswagen's re-interpretation of the 1970s GSR for the modern era. The bodyshell of the 1973 Beetle was painted yellow, while the hood, trunklid, and bumpers were finished in matte black. The look was rounded out by black trim strips underneath the side windows and black rocker panels. Yellow and black link old and new: the body and the R-Line bumpers on the new GSR are predominantly yellow, the hood is mainly black, and the trunklid, roof, and the exterior mirror caps are all black. The new car has yellow/black stripes with “GSR” lettering above the side skirts and a large rear spoiler to complete the look. The wider stance of the new car rides on 19-inch “Tornado” aluminum-alloy wheels shod with 235/40 tires, compared with the original GSR’s 15-inch steel wheels and 175-section tires. A subtle touch are the silver-painted brake calipers. Then as now, the GSR features a unique cabin that combines black-trimmed leather sport seats and high-grip leather steering wheel with contrasting yellow stitching. Other interior changes include an R-Line dash pad, a GSR shift lever, a leather handbrake lever, and black floormats with contrasting yellow embroidery. A badge on the steering wheel is marked with the special-edition number (1 through 3500) to emphasize the uniqueness of the car.
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