The new Volkswagen Golf will make its debut at the Paris motor show in September, however there’s life in the MkVI cars and truck yet, as these spy shots of the VW Golf R Cabriolet confirm.
The Golf R Cabriolet will join the recently-launched GTI Cabriolet as well as will be offered together with the all-new Golf when orders for that open in December.
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A idea version was shown at the Worthersee tuning event in Austria last year, however these spy shots verify that a production design is nearing reality.
The Golf R Cabriolet will function a deeper front bumper with integrated LED daytime running lights, twin chromed exhausts as well as 19-inch alloys. The suspension will be lowered by 25mm, while the inside will get sports seats, nappa leather upholstery as well as piano black trim.
It will be powered by the exact same 266bhp 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine that powers the Golf R hatchback. Performance will be brisk, too, with a 0-62mph time of less than six seconds as well as a top speed of 155mph – making it the fastest open top Golf ever sold.
Prices are likely to be high, though. The Golf GTI Cabriolet costs a bit over £3,600 a lot more than the equivalent hatchback, which suggests the Golf R Cabriolet will begin at around £35,000.