2006 Volkswagen Concept R

The Concept R is an exceptionally handsome roadster show car upon which Volkswagen hung a wholly optimistic $25,000 price tag. Powering the R is a mid-mounted, 265-horsepower version of Vee-Dub’s 3.2-liter narrow-angle V-6 engine (as seen in the Golf-based R32 and the Audi TT 3.2 Quattro) flipped 180 degrees around to drive the rear wheels.

Features

Propulsion for the Concept R comes from a V6 mid-engine; It returns 265 brake horse power and accelerates the roadster in 5.3 seconds to 62mph. If the propelling power was not governed to 155mph, in theory, the top speed would be 167mph. The engine torque (258lb-ft metres at 2,800 rpm) is transferred to the road via a spectacular Volkswagen Direct Selection Gearbox (DSG / 6-speed) and rear axle. Chosen consciously to provide a contrast, the designers applied colour to the exterior and interior: Frozen sky paint finish, dark earth interior leather.


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