Was anyone really holding their breath?
When Volkswagen unveiled its stunning GX3 Concept in January, car and motorcycle enthusiasts were surprised and thrilled that the automaker was so serious about building the vehicle. A price of $15,000 had been set, and plans were already being made to retail the motorcycle-car combo. But now it looks like that will never happen. Today, AutoWeek reported that Volkswagen is poised to kill the wild 125 mph three-wheeler. Just a month ago, production looked likely. Now, it looks as if legal concerns have lead VW to cancel the project. Although the vehicle would be classified as a motorcycle, the fact that it blurs the line so closely between a car and bike “could be too risky.” A source told the magazine that no final decision has been made, but it’s not looking good for the GX3. Earlier this month, Automobile magazine was reported VW executives were very concerned over the safety of the vehicle. That report indicated a different distribution network could be used, but now even that looks unlikely. If VW won’t build it, might Lotus? Lotus has been helping develop the car, according to various reports.
Post edited by: audivwdave, at: 2006/05/11 09:52