This year’s Wörthersee meet in Austria is turning out to be quite an event for the Germans with the Volkswagen Group brands churning out one concept after the other. Following the debut of the Skoda Fabia RS 2000 Convertible, the German group pulled the veils off the Golf R Cabriolet study.
Just like its closed top counterpart, the soft-top Golf R Cabriolet is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine putting out 270-horses and 350Nm (258.2 lb-ft) of peak torque from a low 2,500 rpm. The standard sprint to 100km/h (62mph) from standstill comes in less than 6.0 seconds while top speed is limited at 250km/h (155mph).
Volkswagen did not say if the Golf R Cabriolet is equipped with the hatchback’s all-wheel drive system or if power is transferred to the front wheels alone.
What the Cabriolet does get is a 25 mm lowered sport chassis along with a 17-inch brake system with internally ventilated discs at all wheels and blue painted high-performance brake callipers, and 19-inch “Talladega” alloy wheels wrapped in size 235 tires.
The car also features the Golf R’s aero kit with a new front bumper, side sills and a redesigned rear bumper housing two central tail pipes. Inside, there are bucket seats in dark blue carbon leather, combined with high-end Nappa leather in “Pure Grey”, plus carbon accents and sand-blasted aluminium door sill plates with black piano paint inlays.
For the time being, the Golf R Cabriolet remains a pure study, but we wouldn’t rule out the possibility of a production version in the near feature just yet.