Volkswagen unveiled a series of vehicles under the R GT concept line for the 2005 SEMA auto show. This is the first of the three vehicles based on a Volkswagen Jetta. Let’s have a look at the Volkswagen Jetta R GT concept.

Volkwagen in collaboration with HPA Motorsports took a standard Volkswagen Jetta with a 2.5 litre normally aspirated engine and plonked in a version of the 3.2 litre V6 that powers the Volkswagen Golf R32. But that’s not all, the already monstrous 240 horsepower 3.2 litre V6 was twin turbocharged to produce a total of 550 horsepower.

Every other aspect of the car is tuned up as well. Brembo World Rally Championship specification brakes have been fitted, and suspension is a KW FIA 3-way coil-over set. Power is sent to the wheels via a DSG twin-clutch sequential transmission and 4MOTION all-wheel drive.

Wheels are 9.5 x 19 inch Avus DTM-spec wheels wrapped with Michelin ultra high performance tyres, which can be replaced easily with 9.5 x 18 inch wheels when the car needs to hit the track. Changing wheels is also easy, with AP Racing air jacks built onto the frame. This is a pure GT car!

The chassis also has an integrated roll cage, Recaro bucket seats, Schroth harnesses and F1-style electronic gauge displays by Stack. The whole interior is styled with black alacantra, carbon fibre and black leather. Classy and sporty at the same time!