Here’s a photochop of the rumored VW midship-engine sportscar.
The production VW MR should be situated somewhere between the two concept cars. The R was an aesthetic study that previewed the new VW stylistic approach for the beginning of this decade, while the EcoRacer was more engineered than designed (its looks seem to have been compromised for efficiency). With Audi assembling the sports-luxury version of the car, and SEAT going for the sports-latino market share, we can imagine that VeeDub will get the eco-model.
Source: The Truth About Cars