The development of the production version of the Volkswagen BlueSport, a Roadster has been shown at the Detroit Motor Show last year, returned to the starting point.
Differences between VW, Audi and Porsche on the characteristics of the roadster that will lead to a new sports car for each brand.
According to the magazine ‘Automobile’, Porsche’s disinterest in the project is the main obstacle. The roadster will feature small-displacement engine in central position, marking the entry of Volkswagen in the segment of small sports.
However, the Stuttgart constructor shows no great interest in entering this segment, still using the platform for more of a division for less premium. Porsche fears loss of image of their models and the cannibalization of sales of the Boxster.
Audi already, despite being working on R4, believes that the TT can be affected with the launch of the new model.
The lack of consensus between the three brands could derail the project since the Volkswagen alone could not justify the cost of the project eagerly awaited roadster. With this, its launch is still delayed and might even be canceled.
Presented at the Detroit Motor Show in 2009, the BlueSport Roadster was equipped with a 2.0 TDi engine with 180 horsepower and 350 Nm of torque. According to the German company, was able to meet the 0-100 km / h in 6.6 seconds, reach 222 km / h top speed and present consumption of 4.4 liters per hundred and 113 g / km of CO2 emissions.