Volkswagen Project R-GT by HPA Motorsport

posted on: Feb 13, 2005 on category: Jetta

jetta r gt hpa Volkswagen Project R GT by HPA Motorsport The dream of every high-performance tuner is access to the best, most durable, precise components; intelligent and adaptable control systems; and progressive, appealing styling. It’s the dream of every high-performance tuner to transform that excellence into the extraordinary, to create exhilarating answers to the question, “What if…?”

Volkswagen shares this drive to push the dynamic and aesthetic boundaries of its vehicles. The vast network of engineers and designers within VW’s worldwide reach never need to be urged to challenge conventional wisdom, and this philosophy is reflected not only in the unique character of VW’s production vehicles, it’s also fully displayed in a trio of stunning ultra-high-performance projects built for SEMA 2005 in combination with HPA Motorsports.

When VW began to develop plans for its first official appearance at the SEMA Show, it asked its California-based design studio and HPA to work on a number of questions:

• What if Volkswagen’s R concept of high performance, so persuasively presented in the athletic R32, could be magnified into "supercar" proportions?

• What if Volkswagen’s rich crop of technology could be distilled into a more potent mixture?

• What if its narrow-angle V6 powerplant, 4MOTION all-wheel drive and DSG dual-clutch transmission were to be blended to blow away the world’s most discerning performance enthusiasts?

• What if Volkswagen’s designers had no other goal except to turn their visions into sculptures of composites and metal?

• And what if an R GT series of vehicles were to be built, to act as dream-makers, as forerunners, perhaps, to a line of factory-bred ultra-high-performance specials?

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The answers to those questions might very well be found among an intriguing trio of project vehicles built specially for the SEMA Show. The Jetta R GT, Passat R GT and Touareg R GT are not just flights of fancy branding. The badging on each of these one-offs tells a story of advanced platforms enriched with strategic applications of factory and aftermarket expertise.

The Jetta R GT began its transformation as a base 2005 model with a 150-horsepower, 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine and front-wheel drive. After the combined efforts of Volkswagen Design and HPA, however, it now sports fresh-as-tomorrow bodywork and a powerful, exquisitely massaged drivetrain that’s as comfortable cruising Pacific Coast Highway as it is smoking the competition at weekend time trials.

jetta r gt Volkswagen Project R GT by HPA Motorsport

HPA replaced the base 2.5-liter engine with a twin-turbocharged, twin-intercooled, 550-horsepower variant of VW’s 3.2-liter, 240-horsepower six-cylinder V6 that powers the R32. To ensure that every bit of the torque gets to the ground in the most entertaining way possible, HPA fit VW’s highly acclaimed DSG twin-clutch transmission and 4MOTION all-wheel drive, both systems suitably modified by HPA to complement the engine’s bravura performance. A KW FIA GT 3-way coil-over race suspension and WRC-spec Brembo brake system were also installed to help harness the forces unleashed by the twin-turbo V6.

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Cloaked with a special smoke gray paint treatment in the best Q-ship tradition, the revised coachwork includes new front and rear bumper fascias, side rocker panels and bespoke rear spoiler, offset by contrasting graphics and smoked glass treatment. The Jetta R GT’s willingness to run is revealed by the huge Michelin ultra-high-performance tires mounted to the 9.5 x 19-inch custom-built, forged-aluminum, modular Avus® alloy wheels. Should the Jetta R GT hit the track, changing to a set of 9.5 x 18-inch mono-block, forged-aluminum DTM-spec Avus wheels is quick and easy with their DTM-style center locks and the AP Racing air jacks incorporated within the Jetta’s framework.

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The Jetta R GT’s cockpit is inspired by the needs and desires of the weekend racer. An integrated roll cage, Recaro race buckets, Schroth® harnesses and a fuel cell provide the required safety elements for competition, while an F1-style Stack electronic gauge cluster relays operating parameters to the driver quickly and clearly. Black leather, black Alcantara and matt-black carbon fiber styling elements complete the interior’s unashamedly competitive character.

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Comments

Ese carro esta bien masiso!

Leo
September 19, 2007

está á venda em portugal?

ruben
November 30, 2007

exelente!!!!!!!!!!!!11

ruben
November 30, 2007

nooooooo manchen y este de donde lo sacaron de una pelicula o que
estaaa bien perro

saul joaquin berber alvarez
December 4, 2007

The SEMA car show is the best ever!!!!!!!!!

SEMA Show
December 17, 2007

Holy Cow! I want one…

David
March 9, 2008

amaizing !

mdriver
March 25, 2008

how much the body kit gonna cost me if i want to do it as exactly in this picture… in dollars

zen
April 12, 2008

caracas que carro maneiro
muinto xique
esse vw jetta
tuning então !
sem palavras sem palavras
ai congrethileixons

weberton luiz
June 26, 2008

daaaaang, my car is clean but not at that level…..that body kit is hard

alexxx
June 27, 2008

ola amigos . tengo un jetta y kiero convertirlo en el jetta rgt . me da iwal lo ke me kueste . si sabeis alguna pajina donde pueda comprar este kit os lo agradeceria mucho . para cualquier cosa ke sepais no dudeis en mandarme un correo y decirmelo er_norri_fasi@hotmail.com . muchisimas gracias , un saludo

antonio
January 30, 2009

that car is hot no homo

papa
May 5, 2009

sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet!!!

tom
May 12, 2009

This is great! The V-Dub! Volkswagen will keep leading the pack as the peoples car. Farfegnugen, Driving Pleasure! It is such a pleasure. When I sat for the first time in my new GTI 4 door I was hooked. Keep doing a great job guys. These cars were meant to fly around and keep the drivers in a world of happiness.

Warren Calvo
May 19, 2009

FUCKN BADDDASSSSSSS DUDE

darrrr
July 20, 2009

Dear Sir/Mdm,
Any tuning or performance kits for a Jetta 1.4 TSI DSG 2008 model?

Pls advice…thank you.

Niz
October 28, 2009

this is a amazing car

jurgen
November 18, 2009

Thiz mothaf*****g car i sick foo

B-Boy
January 11, 2010

this car will make me commit theft,m sell my house, desert my wife and kids, and move to a place where only me and the R Gt can be alone!!!!! fuckin beautiful car!

Liedson
February 18, 2010

This car is slick, smooth, and sexy. It probuably goes like shit off a stick too. I would do anything to even test drive that beauty of a machine.

Braeden
May 18, 2011

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