Volkswagen planning two-seater coupe/roadster |

According to AutoCar, as a part of their ambitious plan to sell 5 million cars by 2018, Volkswagen has decided, after all, to build an affordable mid-engined two-seater coupe/roadster. The concept, designed by Walter da Silva, will be presented at this year’s LA show and, if the public reaction is positive, the car might hit showrooms as early as 2011. According to one of Autocar’s sources, this is the fifth time in as many years they’ve created a car like this, but this time it really looks like the car will go into production.

Built on an aluminum spaceframe developed by Audi (which also points out that the rumors about Audi building the R4 are not only rumors), the car will weight under 1000 kg and power will come from VW’s 168 hp 1.4 liter TSI and from a new 1.6 liter TDI engine developing 125 hp.

The new Volkswagen roadster is described as being a cut-priced alternative to the Lotus Elise, designed to be stylish and lightweight while offering genuine performance and class-leading fuel economy.

Autocar (via eGMCarTech)

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