Ladies and gentlemen, this is the Golf R Cabriolet, Volkswagen’s first-ever open-top R model. As expected, the 2013 Golf R is the fastest-ever production open-top Golf and comes with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine delivering 265 PS and bolted to a six-speed DSG automatic transmission that delivers the power to the front wheels.
According to the official press release, the Golf R Cabrio is able to hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 6.4 seconds and has a top speed of 155 mph or 250 km/h.
Regarding the design, the Golf R Cabrio comes with a new front bumper, seen also on the coupe and featuring a gloss-black grille and ‘R’ logo, and LED daytime running lights. Moreover, the car features bi-xenon headlights with black housings, gloss-black door mirror casings and black-painted brake callipers with R logo.
Furthermore, we find new side sills, a gloss black rear diffuser framed by chrome-tipped exhausts either side and smoked LED tail lights complete the look.
The new R suspension lowers the Golf R by 25 mm, comparing it with the standard Golf Cabriolet. The exterior design is completed by 18- or 19-inch Talladega alloy wheels in either ‘Sterling Silver’ or optionally ‘High-gloss Black’.
Inside, the Golf R features four individual sports seats in ‘Vienna Cool Leather’ and ‘R’ logos in the head restraints, but also a leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel. The pedals feature brushed aluminum caps, while the doors and dashboard feature ‘Silver Lane’ aluminium decorative inlays.
The Golf R Cabriolet is offered as srandard with RCD 310 DAB radio with MDI (multi-device interface) and Bluetooth telephone connectivity.
The car can be transformed from a coupe to a stylish cabriolet in just 9.5 seconds, at speeds of up to 18 mph (and raised in 11.0 seconds), via switch in the centre console. In the UK, the Golf R Cabrio will cost at £38,770 RRP OTR, while in Germany it will be priced from 43.325 euros.