Production Volkswagen BlueSport coming in 2012

According to one of Volkswagen’s key engineers, the mid-engined Volkswagen BlueSport roadster concept that was unveiled in Detroit earlier this week is at least three years away from production. What’s the reason for the three year wait?  The BlueSport is produced from production parts from a new transverse front-engined MQB platform that isn’t going to be produced until 2012 so since the roadster can’t borrow from the Volkswagen pars bin it will have to wait until then.

However, the production model shouldn’t be much of a change from what we saw in Detroit. According to advanced design chief Thomas Inglenath, the BlueSport was designed to be production ready.

Volkswagen says that the BlueSport will take on the likes of the Mazda MX-5, Honda S2000 and the Lotus Elise.

Volkswagen BlueSport Concept:

 

Source: AutoCar