Volkswagen Working To Release Elise In 2011

Written by tonks on July 22, 2008

VW EliseVolkswagen has returned to producing an affordable, lightweight, and “back to basics” 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.

Posted Under: Cool Cars,Volkswagen

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