Volkswagen has returned to producing an affordable, lightweight, and â€œback to basicsâ€ mid engine coupe roadster that will be available in 2011. Sources say that Martin Winkerton – the VW chairman – will be revealing a new concept version of this coupe design during the L.A. auto show this November.
Unlike previous similar concepts, including the Concept R from 2003, this one has a good chance of seeing production. Audi is playing a part in development of the lightweight aluminum chassis for the car, fueling speculation that the sister company might envision a performance R4 off the same platform. Similarly, VW majority shareholder Porsche is said to have shown interest in the new project, opening the way for a possible resurrection of the 914.