Volkswagen unveiled today at the Wörthersee Tour 2011 the all-new Golf R Cabriolet Concept, its latest addition in the R lineup. Just like the Golf R hatchback, the cabriolet is powered by the same 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder engine delivering 270 hp and 350 Newton metres from a low 2,500 rpm.
According to Vw, the Golf R Cabriolet can sprint form 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in less than six seconds and has a top speed electronically limited to 155 mph or 250 km/h, making it the fastest open-top Golf ever.
For those who don’t know, the Golf R hatchback can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.5 seconds and has a top speed limited to 250 km/h (155 mph). Although Volkswagen didn’t give us any details regarding the fuel consumption, we do expect the same numbers delivered by the hatchback version, which means 33.2mpg and 199g/km CO2 emissions.
Furthermore, the Golf R Cabriolet was lowered by 25 mm via a sport chassis and features 17-inch brake system with internally ventilated discs at all wheels, as well as blue painted high-performance brake calipers with the R logo.
The calipers are hidden behind the 19-inch “Talladega” alloy wheels. Inside, the concept car features shell seats in dark blue carbon leather, combined with high-end Nappa leather in “Pure Grey”. The backs of the shell seats are painted in luxurious black piano paint.
Volkswagen has made the world's biggest GTI Meet at Wörthersee an even bigger deal with new models, accessories and concept cars on display. The carmaker unveiled its new Golf GTI Edition 35 to the world at the event, as well as revealing its new concept car: the Golf R Cabriolet.
The sporty Golf R Cabriolet concept car will have 270 PS power output that would give you a top speed of 250 kilometers per hour. The concept car is a great way to see how cabrio dynamics work while also showing the endless possibilities for Volkswagen's Golf. Definitely something that hardcore Volkswagen fans or just the casual car enthusiast should see!
Additionally, the German car manufacturer also unveiled the Golf R Concept and other concept cars, as well as a wide range of original accessories.
A Closer Look at the Golf R Concept Cars
Volkswagen introduced two models of the Golf R Concept at the Wörthersee car show. Both of these models are powered by the 270 PS 2.0-liter turbo engine that one could see in the Golf R and Golf R Cabriolet. What sets the pair apart is the stunning aesthetics that they have.
The first Golf R Concept's exterior is painted in velvet grey metallic. Turn heads with this instant classic! It also features carbon mirror caps, orange brake callipers, and the highly polished Talladega alloy wheel, all of which provide wonderful contrasts for the exterior, but also sets the tone for the interior design.
And if you think that the Golf R Concept is nice to look at on the outside, you definitely should open those doors and admire the fine designs inside.
Getting into the car, you can enjoy the luxury and comfort of ergonomic motorsport shell seats that are wrapped in a combination of black and light anthracite Nappa leather up front. Lighter pure grey Nappa leather is used for the seatback.
Volkswagen keeps with the theme it created for the exterior's orange brake callipers with the same contrast seen on the piping on the seat's side section and the head section. Moreover, carbon is used in the interior accents, this time matching the mirror caps. Black piano paint provides a luxurious feel to the trim of the gear shift grip and the window controls, as well as the door handles and the back shell.
Volkswagen gave its second Golf R concept car an aplomb blue paint job. Brilliant silver 19-inch Glendale wheels are introduced in the second model, while the various accents and mirror caps are in carbon, as seen in the first model. In the blue Golf R Concept, however, the parts of the back shells are also carbon. Blue leather and black Nappa leather is used for the seats, while you have carbon leather covering the inner segments of the steering wheel. And while the floor mats follow the carbon theme, the decorative stitching and seams are in fantastic blue.