It looks like there may be at least three different variations of the mid-engine roadster that Volkswagen
introduced at the Detroit Auto Show
last week. The concept BlueSport is based on a new modular architecture Volkswagen is developing that will allow for multiple configurations. If the car is approved for production, an Audi-badged R4 variant will definitely be part of the program. Rounding things out may be a SEAT-branded model. The group's Spanish division would likely use the same 180 hp 2.0L diesel
as the VW
has been competing in the World Touring Car Championship with TDI-powered Leon hatchbacks; a diesel roadster would be a good way to capitalize on that. A Porsche-branded version is unlikely however. The new corporate overlords at VW prefer people to buy a used Porsche
as an entry level model rather than offering a less expensive new model. Thanks to Paul for the tip!