Volkswagen Golf R Cabriolet Caught Testing in Spy Photos

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

Introduced at the Worthersee GTI meet as a concept, the Volkswagen Golf R Cabriolet has now been caught testing by our spy photographers, dressed up like a GTI for a disguise.

The car will get its power from a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder sourced from the standard Golf R making 265-hp and 258 lb-ft of torque, enabling a 0-62 mph time of under 6.0 seconds. As the fastest open-top Golf ever, the car also gets some sporty upgrades such as a lower suspension and mid-mounted rear exhaust.

Although the front bumper and tailpipes on this car make it look like a GTI, the larger wheels and bigger brakes tip off the fact that it is the more powerful R version. Interior style will also be boosted on the car, with piano black accents, color themed sport seats and carbon fiber.

A Volkswagen representative told Autoguide that there are no plans to bring the Golf R Convertible to America, but did mention that the next generation Golf R Cabriolet has not been ruled out for sale in the US.

GALLERY: Volkswagen Golf R Cabriolet

Stephen Elmer
Stephen Elmer

Stephen covers all of the day-to-day events of the industry as the News Editor at AutoGuide, along with being the AG truck expert. His truck knowledge comes from working long days on the woodlot with pickups and driving straight trucks professionally. When not at his desk, Steve can be found playing his bass or riding his snowmobile or Sea-Doo. Find Stephen on <A title="@Selmer07 on Twitter" href="http://www.twitter.com/selmer07">Twitter</A> and <A title="Stephen on Google+" href="http://plus.google.com/117833131531784822251?rel=author">Google+</A>

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