Volkswagen took the wraps off of their completely restyled Beetle at the beginning of 2011, and they’ve come to the Frankfurt Motor Show to show off one of the new car’s variants. Well, in concept form anyway. The new Beetle R Concept provides a glimpse of the future production model and is the "sportiest Beetle ever."

The new Beetle R concept will be distinguished by completely redesigned front and rear bumpers that gain an extra 30mm from the standard Beetle. The front bumper is designed as a motorsport-inspired splitter and houses three air intakes in a contrasting “Black High Gloss", one supplies the engine with oxygen and the other two cool the brakes. The hood also offers ventilation with its own air vent. The rear bumper features air exhaust vents, a diffuser integrated in the lower bumper area, a rear spoiler that is significantly larger than in the production model, and an exhaust system with two sets of dual chrome tailpipes.

The entire car is covered in a "Serious Gray" color which find its way into the interior, in the form of accents like the brushed aluminum pedal caps. The motorsport shell seats are upholstered in black Nappa leather combined with "Space Blue" on the seats seat seams and piping. The dashboard accents and decorative elements around the gear shift grip are finished in "Black High Gloss" and the entire central instrument cluster has been designed in the Volkswagen’s R-specific: tachometer in the middle, in the style of a sports car. The "R" logo also appears to illustrate that the Beetle R is the more powerful version of the Beetle.


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  (448) posted on 11.15.2011

The wheel of this Beetle R concept is truly looking so nice on it. smiley Anyway, its few modification, is only adds more appeal on it, but I hope that it still had an impressive and comfortable interior.

  (399) posted on 10.10.2011

This Beetle R Concept is quite interesting. Well, I will surely wait for this one. I want to see this in person, and I noticed that it seems so fun to drive. smiley I would love to see also the interior features of this one.

  (777) posted on 09.26.2011

Partly looked classic and modern, the concept of Bettle R is near like futuristic. Cool and elegant, well I was impressed.

  (242) posted on 09.22.2011

It looked that it has a well-built car. I want to see this 2012 Volkswagen Beetle R Concept when it out of the market next year. It seems almost perfect in all aspects. A very nice little car.

  (474) posted on 09.22.2011

I want to see the ’serious gray’ that the article said in person! smiley I’m kind of curious about that smiley and I have to agree that the redesigned front and rear bumpers of this concept is really sound great!

  (337) posted on 09.21.2011

I would love to see the final outlook first before I could give some further comment on this Beetle R concept, but I must say that the initial appearance of it is quite impressive and interesting. 

  (570) posted on 09.20.2011

Very great style and design. I think this Volkswagen style is one of the best Volkswagen cars for me. I like the style of the rims and the headlights. Very impressive car.

  (447) posted on 09.19.2011

Well, the restyling of this Beetle is really impressive. The redesigned front and rear bumpers are really great! I can’t wait to see this one in person! smiley

  (342) posted on 09.16.2011

I can’t imagine this is a Volkswagen, very beautiful indeed. It’s kinda luxury that no one can refuse it. I can’t wait to launch this in the market.

  (287) posted on 09.16.2011

2012 Volkswagen Beetle R Concept has a good style of wheels nad rims. Volkswagen car style is like a turtle but the performance is not like a turtle.

  (474) posted on 09.16.2011

I wanted to see that final outlook of this Beetle R Concept, seems so intriguing and interesting. I would really wait for this.

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