Volkswagen Golf R Cabriolet Concept Debuts at Worthersee GTI Meet

Colum Wood
by Colum Wood

The way things are going, Volkswagen‘s annual Worthersee GTI meet might some day be the R meet, with the German automaker continuing to roll out new high-performance R versions of its models.

With the Golf R and Scirocco R already in production, VW is showcasing a concept version of the Golf R Cabriolet at the VW fanboy get-together in Austria, using reaction to inform their decision as to whether or not the car will hit dealers.

Billed as the fastest open-top Golf ever, the car shares the same turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder with the standard Golf R making 265-hp and 258 lb-ft of torque, enabling a 0-62 mph time of under 6.0 seconds.

Along with some custom bodywork, the Cab gets a suspensions that’s been lowered by one-inch, 19-inch wheels with 235 wide tires and upgraded brakes. Inside, the interior is both sporty and luxurious with blue and gray sports seats as well as carbon and piano-black accents.

As of yet the Golf R Cabriolet has not been confirmed for production, but if there is sufficient demand it certainly will be as this “concept” is all but production ready.

GALLERY: Volkswagen Golf R Cabriolet

Colum Wood
Colum Wood

With AutoGuide from its launch, Colum previously acted as Editor-in-Chief of Modified Luxury & Exotics magazine where he became a certifiable car snob driving supercars like the Koenigsegg CCX and racing down the autobahn in anything over 500 hp. He has won numerous automotive journalism awards including the Best Video Journalism Award in 2014 and 2015 from the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC). Colum founded Geared Content Studios, VerticalScope's in-house branded content division and works to find ways to integrate brands organically into content.

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