Even though Volkswagen has already introduced the seventh generation of the Golf in many countries in Europe, they are still teasing us with the R Cabriolet version of the previous sixth generation. It’s a bit too late in the game to come out with this model and we believe that it would have been wiser if they skipped this model and focus on the Golf VII R Cabriolet which would certainly have been more successful than a car based on the old model. The reason for this is because only a few people are willing to buy a new car which is virtually outdated right from the start. Anyway, the production version of the Golf VI R Cabrio looks almost the same as the concept.
As the clip shows, the 2013 Volkswagen Golf VI R Cabriolet features LED daytime running lights, aerodynamic side skirts, an aggressive front fascia and at the back it gets a dual exhaust system. It also features gloss black accents and it rides on a set of Talladega-style alloys. Not much is going on inside the cabin but it does get a flat-bottomed steering wheel, embroidered leather seats and the usual R badging.
Confirmed technical details have not been released yet, but it’s safe to say the hot convertible will get a 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine pumping out 270 HP and 258 lb-ft of torque which should be enough for a 0-62 mph sprint in less than 6 seconds, en route to a top speed of 155 mph.
Source: Volkswagen via WorldCarFans