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Details on the Volkswagen Golf R Cabriolet Revealed

Details on the Volkswagen Golf R Cabriolet Revealed

So it seems that the powers that be at Volkswagen have decided to build the Volkswagen Golf R Cabriolet. No complaints from our side. This will be the first-ever open-top R model and the fastest –ever production open-top Golf.

At the heart of the new range-topping  Golf R cabriolet is a four-cylinder 2.0-litre engine producing 195kW, connected to a standard six-speed DSG gearbox transmitting power to the front wheels.

The Golf R Cabriolet has an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph, with a claimed 0 to 100km/h sprint taking just 6.4 seconds.

Design cues on the Golf R Cabriolet include a bespoke front bumper with gloss-black grille and ‘R’ logo, LED daytime running lights, bi-xenon headlights with black housings, gloss-black door mirror casings and black-painted brake callipers with R logo.  Side sill extensions, a gloss black rear diffuser framed by chrome-tipped exhausts either side of the diffuser and smoked LED tail lights complete the look.

Bespoke ‘R’ suspension lowers the ride by 25 mm in comparison with the standard Golf Cabriolet.  Wheels are 18- or 19-inch ‘Talladega’ alloy wheels in either ‘Sterling Silver’ or optionally ‘High-gloss Black’.

The interior features four individual sports seats in ‘Vienna Cool Leather’ and ‘R’ logos in the head restraints, while the leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel, handbrake grip and gear lever all have contrasting grey stitching.  The pedals have brushed aluminium caps, while the doors and dashboard feature ‘Silver Lane’ aluminium decorative inlays.

As on all Golf Cabriolet models, the fully electric insulated hood is operated by a switch in the centre console, and can be lowered in 9.5 seconds at speeds of up to 18 mph (and raised in 11.0 seconds).

No word yet on whether the Volkswagen Golf R Cabriolet will be released for the South African market.

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