Volkswagen’s other surprise for 2011 Worthersee event, besides the Golf GTI Edition 35, is the Golf R Cabriolet , revealed as a concept.
With 270 PS, 350 Nm of torque, top speed of 250 km/h and a sub 6-second 0 to 100 km/h acceleration, the R Cabrio is a full-blooded sportscar, even though it seems a bit heavy and kinda fat! The car’s also packed with high-end features, at least in its concept form. It gets 17-inch ventilated brake discs fitted inside 19-inch “Talladega” alloy wheels with size 235 tyres.
Meanwhile inside the cabin you get motorsport shell seats in dark blue carbon leather, combined with high-end Nappa leather in Pure Grey with piano black seat shells, plus lots of carbon fiber and aluminum accents.
While the car is not much of a looker with the roof up, it looks great with it down. It is sporty and discrete and fun, all at the same time. We’re waiting for VW to announce the pricing of the produciton version of the Golf R Cabriolet. If it’s a reasonable price tag, then we have a total winner here. That said, it’s still hard choosing between this and the Scirocco R.
Apart from the R Cabrio, VW also revealed two concept versions of the Golf R hatchback. Here’s the details on those two:
The first version of the Golf R Concept attracts attention with mid-tone “Velvet Grey Metallic” exterior, polished 19-inch “Talladega” alloy wheels, orange painted brake callipers and carbon mirror caps.The driver and front passenger have the pleasure of sitting on perfectly ergonomic motorsport shell seats. Their outer segments are upholstered in black Nappa leather; anthracite-coloured Nappa leather (“Light Anthracite”) is used towards the inner surfaces in the area of the lateral seat supports and towards the head section. The cross-stitched centre panels of the seat and seatback gets an even lighter Nappa leather (“Pure Grey”). The back shell glistens in black piano paint. The piping on the side sections of the seat and head section provide a fine contrast: the orange of the brake callipers is repeated here. Meanwhile, interior accents match the look of the mirror caps: carbon. The same material is also used for the steering wheel, gear shift lever and the door sill plates. Black piano paint characterises the panels behind the inside door handles, the trim of the window controls and the trim of the gear shift grip.
The second model of the Golf R Concept is painted in the sophisticated “Aplomb Blue”. The 19-inch “Glendale” wheels that are new to the Golf line-up shine in “Brilliant Silver”. Once again, the exterior mirror caps, various interior accents and the door sill plates are made of carbon.
Parts of the back shells of the motorsport shell seats also feature carbon. Black Nappa leather covers the outer areas of the seat and seatback surfaces. Meanwhile, the ridge of the seats – a continuous stripe that runs along the lateral seat and back supports – consists of blue leather. The sport leather steering wheel’s inner segments and grip recesses were upholstered in “carbon leather”; characteristic of this lightweight material is its woven structure. Even the floor mats have a carbon look. The decorative seams here, as in the area of the parking brake lever, are styled in blue.