The Volkswagen GX3 looks to be headed for production. When the 3 wheeler showed up at the LA Auto Show, VW said they would gauge public reaction before deciding whether to make it. I guess when they saw people pulling out checkbooks they decided they might be on to something.
Christa Lehman, one of those spy photographers, was loitering about the Lotus works and saw the GX3 screaming around the track. The 1.4 liter 4 cylinder with 125 horsepower gives you 0-62mph of 5.7 seconds and a top speed of 124mph plus get 1.25g on the skidpad, yeehaw! It has a six speed transmission and is rumored to have a price tag in the $17,000 range. It also gets about 45 miles per gallon.
It looks like it may be a joint VW and Lotus venture and with Lotus being owned by Proton Malaysia, the GX3 could be going worldwide. Maybe everybody will get in on the fun.