270-hp Golf R Cabrio

June 3, 2011 at 9:58 am

We were chuffed to bits when VW announced the new, modern Golf Cabrio so you can tell how glad we are now that the R version of the car is also on the way.

After revealing the new Golf GTI Edition 35 in a world debut, the company that invented the GTI will be pulling the veils off some other secret projects of a sporty nature: Volkswagen is presenting the Golf R Cabriolet as a concept car with 270 PS of power and a top speed of 250 km/h. This makes the R Cabriolet the fastest open-top Golf ever. Even more impressive, however, is the engine’s tremendous torque – 350 Newton metres from a low 2,500 rpm make this cabriolet an ideal cruiser.

270 hp Golf R Cabrio VW Golf R Cabriolet

Like the closed-top Golf R, the cabriolet was lowered by 25 mm via a sport chassis. A 17-inch brake system with internally ventilated discs at all wheels and blue painted high-performance brake callipers (including R-logo) enables impressive deceleration values. Making contact to the road surface on the Golf R Cabriolet Concept are 19-inch “Talladega” alloy wheels with size 235 tyres.

This is a fantastic prospect and a very promising car in this segment, as long as Volkswagen keeps its pricing at a reasonable level.