Volkswagen Unveils Passat GT Concept — Revving It With The VR6!

Volkswagen Passat GT Concept is powered by the VR6 which previews a potential addition to the Passat lineup

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Volkswagen has unveiled the Passat GT concept ahead of its official debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show 2016 in the U.S.

The new Passat GT concept was designed and developed by the company's North American engineering hub in Chattanooga and is not based on the Euro-spec MQB-based platform.

Volkswagen has developed the Passat GT concept on the American-spec Passat which is underpinned by an older platform.

The concept Passat GT employs a VR6 engine with Volkswagen saying it previews a potential addition to the Passat line-up.

Of course, the Passat GT concept follows the GTI design language mimicking black honeycomb grille inserts with red accent lines, unique bumper treatments, black window surrounds, a black roof spoiler, LED headlamps, smoked taillights, and a dual trapezoidal exhaust.

The VR6 mill on the Passat GT concept churns out 280bhp of power with a lowered suspension and sport exhaust.

As for the powertrain, a 3.6-litre TSI VR6 churning out 280bhp tied to a 6-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic gearbox, controlled through paddle shifters behind the steering wheel.

Also, the Passat GT concept wears a 19-inch Tornado wheels cover red-painted brake calipers, and a 0.6-inch reduction in ride height.

While on the inside of the Passat GT concept, it creates a sportier impression with carbon fiber pattern-door trim.

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