The Volkswagen Golf R Cabriolet is the drop top version of the powerful Golf R, and we now know thanks to patent drawings that the cabriolet concept we saw last year will be put into production, although it likely won’t make it the the States.
When the concept convertible version of the Golf R debuted at the Worthersee GTI meet in Austria last year, it was with the intention of collecting customer feedback which would be used to decide if the car should be produced. The feedback was positive, and the sales of the Golf R and GTI have been good, so VW filed these patent images in China, all but confirming that the car will be built.
The Golf R Cabriolet will utilize the same turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder as the standard Golf R, making 265-hp and 258 lb-ft of torque, enabling a 0-62 mph time of under 6.0 seconds. The convertible Golf R will also get some aesthetic upgrades, including color themed sport seats, 19-inch wheels, black carbon and piano black accents and LED running lights. Center mounted tailpipes will also be outfitted on the cabriolet.
Volkswagen is saying that we will not get a current generation Golf R Cabriolet on our shores, but that does suggest that there is a chance we will get the next generation here in America.
[Source: China Car Times]