Here in Detroit everybody was trying to see bits of other cars in VW's Concept BlueSport mid-engined roadster.

Porsche Boxster was mentioned a lot, as was the Honda S2000 and even the MGF. But everyone was in agreement that it looked great, was the perfect sports car for now and that VW shouldn't waste any more time and put it into production.

It now looks like we may get our wish. Insiders are talking about an on sale date in early 2010 and yes it will have the super-frugal 113 g/km diesel of the concept car.

I wouldn't mind one with the Golf GTi's 2.0-litre turbo either, mind you.

Read the Autocar news story on the VW Concept BlueSport