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SPIED: Golf R Cabrio at the ‘Ring

2012-06-22 11:52

SPOTTED AT THE 'RING: Volkswagen's Golf R Cabriolet is being tipped as the German automaker's fastest open-top Golf yet.

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Volkswagen officially unveiled its concept Golf R cabriolet at GTI-Wörthersee in Austria in 2011. Now we’ve spotted VW testing its new 201kW Cabriolet at the Nürburgring.

Volkswagen unveiled a concept of the Golf R Cabriolet at GTI-Wörthersee in Austria in 2011. In June 2012, we now have images of the new model being tested at Germany’s Nürburgring.

According to the German automaker, the model is designed to demonstrate the "inexhaustible potential of the Golf" and its styling and performance could have fans of open-top driving well pleased.

The convertible will be distinguished by an assertive fascia, aerodynamic side skirts and a dual exhaust system not mounted on the prototype spotted in our spy pics.

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The cabriolet will have a sport-tuned suspension, performance brakes and ride on 19-inch alloy wheels.

Volkswagen says the cabin has leather sport seats, black trim and carbon fibre accents.

Like the standard all-wheel-drive Golf R, power is provided by a turbocharged 2.0 litre engine said to be capable of 201kW and 350 Nm of torque.

The new model is capable of accelerating from 0-100 km/h in "less than six seconds" and hit a top speed of 250 km/h. 

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