Golf R Cabrio Details Revealed

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  1. e46tor56

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    Last December Volkswagen revealed its new Golf R Cabrio in a video, showing it in its last stages of development. But today VW has rolled out the real deal. This drop-to Golf is the fastest-ever production open-top Golf.

    Power comes from a 2.0-liter turbo inline-four that's good for 270 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque and mated to a six-speed DSG dual-clutch gearbox, sending power to the front wheels. It has an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph and will go from 0-62 mph in just 6.4 seconds.

    Some design exterior design cues that separate it from the base Golf Cabrio include a bespoke front bumper with a gloss-black grille, LED daytime running lights, bi-xenon headlights, gloss-black door mirror casings and black brake calipers with the "R" logo. Other exterior bits that aid in aerodynamics include side sill extensions and a rear diffuser. There are also chrome-tipped exhausts and smoked LED taillights. The interior's leather seats are wrapped in "Vienna Cool Leather" and there are even more R logos throughout. Brushed aluminum pedals and aluminum trim on the dashboard complete the package. Like the base Golf and GTI cabrio models, the R cabrio will be for Europe only.

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  2. Dave.0

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    I am not a fan of VW's but that is a nice car and has more power than the new GP.
     
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    :cornut: Great VW, but it's not a MINI.:Thumbsup:

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    Yeah but if it was a MINI it would cost $60 K and only have 210 HP.:devil:
     
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    Yeah but it weighs a lot more than the MINI.......especially the R.
     
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    it would be nice if Mini would bump the hp by another 100
     
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    I'm really liking those exterior front views, and 270 horses mated to a DCT would be sweet if the torque steer isn't too onerous.

    That said, the dashboard layout is complete boredom.
     
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    The R model is an AWD so hopefully no torque steer just a bit bloated. :biggrin5:


    (3450 lbs for the Golf R)
     
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    With the AWD - tq steer is not an issue, dash layout while not revolutionary is more functional than the MINI Layout - and facilitates the replacement of the head unit with an aftermarket head unit - which the R56 and friends does not.

     

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