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Forty years ago, the sportiest version of the classic Volkswagen Beetle made its debut, dubbed the GSR, or “Yellow Black Racer.” The original vehicle was based on a 1303S and was instantly recognizable by its color scheme, just 3500 units were built and they are now collectors’ items.

Today, Volkswagen pays homage to that 1970s’ model with the unveiling of the 2014 Beetle GSR. Sporting the original yellow and black color scheme, the GSR also debuts an uprated version of the award-winning EA888 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder TSI engine that generates 210 horsepower.

Just like its predecessor, only 3500 GSR models will be made and more than half of those will be sold in the U.S.

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