Volkswagen unveiled the VW Beetle GSR or also known as the Gelb-Schwarzer Renner at the Chicago Auto Show last week, which in German stands for Yellow Black Racer. This will be the first time the GSR will be sold on U.S. soil, the GSR was launched in 1972 and was so popular that it sold out in Germany in just two months.

Only 3,500 unites will be built and will be sold worldwide. The new model will be known as the 2014 Volkswagen  Beetle GSR, and it will be the most potent Beetle in the lineup when it goes on sale in the latter part of the year.

It will feature a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine good for 210 horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque. This engine will also be fitted to the Jetta GLI and Beetle Turbo, adding 10 additional horses to their output. Volkswagen claims a 0-60 mph time of 6.6 seconds and electronically limited top speed of 130 mph.

Volkswagen also took the opportunity at the Chicago Auto Show to introduce its new sporty R-Line lineup of the new Tiguan R-Line and Touareg R-Line. The 2013 Beetle Convertible was also on display with the R-Line series to be added to the 2014 lineup. The R-Line lineup features a package of extras that include a sporty bumper package, 19-inch aluminum wheels, sports-tuned suspension, a multi-function leather steering wheel, stainless-steel door sills and the Fender audio system.

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