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"”The Volkswagen Karmann Ghia is the most economical sports car you can buy… it's just not the most powerful.” So says the announcer in the commercial introducing the Volkswagen Karmann Ghia. Although it’s true enough that it was never a powerful sports car, in the looks department the Karmann Ghia has character and style in spades. Automotive historian Jan Norbye called out its stylistic similarities to the Alfa Romeo 2500 S and the Lancia Aurelia. Those styling cues are no doubt Italian, as the Karmann Ghia was designed by Ghia, a prestigious Italian design firm. Karmann coachworks was under orders to design a sports car to build over the VW chassis. After several of their proposals were rejected, Karmann reached out to Ghia, who delivered a prototype that perfectly hit the mark. The car has seen more than 20 years of production and the only cosmetic changes were larger bumpers and head and taillights."
—Official description[1]

The 1967 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia - abbreviated as VW Ghia - is a RWD sports car by Volkswagen featured in Forza Motorsport 4 as part of the September Pennzoil Car Pack, and as standard in Forza Motorsport 7 and Forza Horizon 4 since Update 12.

Synopsis

The Volkswagen Karmann Ghia - codenamed Type 14 - is a sports car available in coupé and convertible body styles that was produced from 1955 to 1974. Styled by Italian automotive designer Ghia, the Type 14 was conceived as Volkswagen's halo car, targeting the emerging post-war sports car market around the world. It was built by Karmann in Germany, who has also built the Beetle Convertible since 1949.[2]

Sharing a large number of components with the Volkswagen Beetle, the Karmann Ghia has a rear-mounted engine, which is a 1.5 liter air-cooled flat-four with 53 hp (40 kW) in the 1967 model featured in Forza. Its aerodynamic body and low stance allows it to reach 86 mph (138 km/h), while also benefitting the car's handling.

The Karmann Ghia was replaced in 1974 by the first generation Volkswagen Scirocco, available in Forza as the Volkswagen Scirocco S. In the Brazilian market, where car imports were forbidden in the 1970s, the Karmann Ghia was replaced by the Volkswagen SP2 by Volkswagen do Brazil.

Statistics

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Speed 3.0
Handling 3.9
Acceleration 3.0
Launch 3.0
Braking 4.0
F 100
DLC:
Unlock Requirements
Car Dealer:
Purchase from the car dealer for 12,000 CR
Performance & Body Style
Body Style:
Sports Car
Speed:
Top Speed: 93.2 mph  (150 km/h)
Acceleration:
0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 17.500 secs.
0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): missing data
Braking:
60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 144.6 ft (44.1 m)
100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): missing data
Lateral Gs:
60 mph (97 km/h): 0.77 g
120 mph (193 km/h): 0.71 g
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Speed 3.2
Handling 3.8
Acceleration 3.3
Braking 3.7
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E 158
Unlock Requirements
Unlock:
Purchase from the car dealer for 22,000
Performance & Division
Division:
Vintage Sport Coupe
Collection Tier:
Tier 1 - Common (+40)
Speed:
Top Speed: 86.6 mph  (139.3 km/h)
1/4 Mile: missing data
Acceleration:
0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 17.500 secs.
0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): missing data
Braking:
60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 128.4 ft (39.1 m)
100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): missing data
Lateral Gs:
60 mph (97 km/h): 0.97 g
120 mph (193 km/h): 0.90 g
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Speed 4.2
Handling 4.5
Acceleration 3.7
Launch 5.4
Braking 4.6
D 100
Unlock Requirements
Hard-to-Find:
A "Hard-to-Find" vehicle that can not be purchased from the Autoshow
Auction House:
Can be purchased or bid on through an Auction House listing
Seasonal:
This vehicle may appear as a listed item in the Forzathon Shop or as a Festival Playlist reward.
Forzathon Shop:
Series 17 (Spring) for 600 FP
Series 23 (June 12, 2020) for 100 FP
Festival Playlist:
Series 12 (Autumn) - 50% season completion
Series 19 (Spring) - "Volkswagen Cup" championship
Series 26 (Spring) - "Welcome To The 60s" The Trial
Series 31 (Autumn) - "The Twin Peaks" championship
Series 36 (Winter) - "Small Wonders" championship
Performance & Car Type
Car Type:
Cult Cars
Value: 250,000 CR
Rarity:
Common
Speed:
Top Speed: 86.5 mph  (139.2 km/h)
Acceleration:
0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 17.500 secs.
0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 21.217 secs.
Braking:
60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 197.2 ft (60.1 m)
100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): Failed!
Lateral Gs:
60 mph (97 km/h): 0.71 g
120 mph (193 km/h): 0.71 g

Conversions

Icon Engine.png Conversion - Engine
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport4.png I4T - Golf R
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport7.png 2.0L I4 - VVT
2.5L F4 - Turbo
3.0L F6
6.2L V8
Icon Game ForzaHorizon4.png 2.0L F4 - Turbo
2.0L F4 - Turbo Rally
4.0L F6
Icon Drivetrain.png Conversion - Drivetrain
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport7.png AWD
Icon Game ForzaHorizon4.png AWD
Icon Aspiration.png Conversion - Aspiration
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport4.png Single Turbo
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport7.png Single Turbo
Icon Game ForzaHorizon4.png Single Turbo

Trivia

  • Series 12 added the Volkswagen Type 3 1600 L as another Volkswagen reward car to Forza Horizon 4.
  • The Type 3 has whitewall tires in Forza Motorsport 7 but black tire sidewalls in every other game.

Gallery

References

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