Chicago Auto Show Boasts Limited Edition VW Beetle

The well known compact car boasts new design in time for big auto show.

Online PR News – 08-February-2013 – Long Island, NY – 40 years ago, the classic das Gelb Schwarzer Renner, German for “Yellow/Black Racer” made its debut as the sportiest Beetle of all times. That style has been resurrected in the newest model of Volkswagen Beetles. The das Gelb Schwarzer Renner, GSR for short, was revealed at the Chicago Auto Show this week with a striking yellow and black paint scheme (although a platinum/grey paint is also available). Only 3,500 of these cars will be sold worldwide, just like the original GSR. It is expected to be delivered in the autumn. As expected with any rare car, the price tag may shock most buyers, ringing in at $40,700.

While the body may mimic the retro design, the car has been completely redesigned and upgraded to a top-of-the line buy. The 1973 GSR had an output of just 49 horsepower and rolled on 15-inch steel wheels. Today’s newer version sports 208 horsepower, a six-speed manual or dual clutch gearbox, and “Tornado” 19-inch alloy wheels. It boasts a 0-60mpg speed of 6.6 seconds and tops out at 130 mph. The engine is a 2 liter four-cylinder engine with 207 pound-feet of torque.

The owners will find the exterior paints matched the interior colors, as black leather trim wraps the seats and handbrake lever, which will be contrasted by yellow stitching. It also comes comprehensively equipped with a Fender audio system, xenon headlights, Bluetooth connectivity, and a push-button start. A badge on the steering wheel is marked with the special-edition number (1-3500) to emphasize uniqueness. The car will also have heated front seats, a panoramic sunroof, iPod connectivity, ambient lighting with selectable colors and aluminum pedals.

Although a rare car like this may not be offered at every dealership in the U.S., several VW dealers will have a large lineup for 2014 Volkswagens. Any interested buyer should visit Legend Volkswagen in Amityville, NY or online at for more information.

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Located in Amityville, New York, Legend Volkswagen is proud to serve the Long Island area with the best customer service in the business. With a wide selection of new Volkswagen vehicles, like the fan-favorite Passat and Jetta, Legend Volkswagen offers a unique car shopping experience. Also on site are outstanding service, parts, and financing departments, all ready to serve customers from Amityville and other nearby cities, like Smithtown, Hempstead, and Hicksville. Visit online at today.