Drop top concepts seem to be all the rage at this year’s Wörthersee Show, with a few different companies bringing their variations for all to see. Volkswagen’s contribution to the pack is their new Golf Cabriolet package, but applied to their more powerful Golf R variant. The jury’s still out on whether this concept will end up on the production line, but with an output of 266 HP, a top speed of 155 mph, and a 0 to 60 mph sprint of under 5 seconds, the Golf R Cabriolet Concept is the fastest open-top Golf ever.

The concept features the same treatment that was applied to the standard Golf R model, including a sport chassis that lowers the car’s ride by 25 mm, a 17-inch brake system with internally ventilated discs at all wheels, blue painted high-performance brake calipers, and 19" "Talladega" alloy wheels with size 235 tires. Then the vehicle gets its top ripped off to create a more wind-in-your-hair feel.

The interior gets shell seats in a dark blue carbon leather that is then combined with high-end Nappa leather in “Pure Grey.” Other features include carbon fiber accents and sand-blasted aluminum door sill plates with black piano paint inlays.

Now this is a car we would like to drive on a hot summer day!

  • 2011 Volkswagen Golf R Cabriolet Concept
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  (197) posted on 12.13.2011

I love the exclusivity of this cabriolet! I would admit either that this is really oozing with an appeal in spite of having only a simple style and detailing. Moreover, I think they should boost more the engine of it.

  (613) posted on 11.25.2011

This cabriolet looks simple but very elegant, which is so noticeable on this concept. Well, I am hoping also that its engine will really be good enough for it.

  (448) posted on 11.15.2011

What’s the difference of this concept to Golf GTI Cabriolet concept of them? Anyway, the engine specification of it, is kind of impressive but not so great. I hope that it could bring an awesome speed performance on this.

  (777) posted on 10.19.2011

It is just like their Golf GTI, but I must say that I love both cars! smiley I found them very simple but definitely so striking on their looks and body paint, well I just hope that they really had the plan to put this one on production.

  (526) posted on 09.30.2011

Golf GTI and this Golf R are almost the same except for the design of the front headlights, compared those two, I must say that I prepared the simplicity of this Golf F. A very simple convertible car but very appealing.

  (224) posted on 09.28.2011

Well, even if they are almost the same they had still different appeal. 266 horsepower is I think quite good enough about it. I can’t wait to see this one on its production.

  (314) posted on 07.19.2011

Yeah, I agree. I don’t see any difference between the Volkswagen R and GTI aside from their color. I think. The main reason is, they are of the same concept with Cabriolet.

  (580) posted on 06.6.2011

Actually, the 2011 and 2012 Volkswagen Golf GTI Cabriolet concept is almost the same. I don’t see any differences of these 2 Volkswagen. Aside from their color appearance!

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