Fortitude has gone through the trouble of cutting through all of the rumors
surrounding the future of mid-engined sports cars
in the Volkswagen
family. The site points to two different mid-engine platforms currently in development within the expansive Volkswagen
ranks – one with a longitudinally-mounted engine layout and another with a transverse engine design. A number of models could make use of the side-saddle architecture, including the much-salivated-over Volkswagen BlueSport
, though Fortitude says the chassis could also provide the bones for vehicles like a Porsche
914 or 356 successor as well as a new Audi
racer that could sail under the R3 banner.
And what of that longitudinal design, you ask? This is where things get really fun. Fortitude says that the high-ups at Audi
AG showed off a platform called the MSS on the hush-hush, and that the chassis could underpin everything from the next R8
to the Lamborghini Gallardo
successor and the Porsche 918
. It could even form the mold for whatever steps into the void left by the Murcielago
Head over to Fortitude
to get a closer look at the whole shebang, complete with excellent sketches of future models.