Golf R Cabriolet is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine putting out 270-horses and 350Nm (258.2 lb-ft) of peak torque from a low 2,500 rpm. The standard sprint to 100km/h (62mph) from standstill comes in less than 6.0 seconds while top speed is limited at 250km/h (155mph).
Volkswagen did not say if the Golf R Cabriolet is equipped with the hatchback’s all-wheel drive system or if power is transferred to the front wheels alone.
What the Cabriolet does get is a 25 mm lowered sport chassis along with a 17-inch brake system with internally ventilated discs at all wheels and blue painted high-performance brake callipers, and 19-inch “Talladega” alloy wheels wrapped in size 235 tires.
The car also features the Golf R’s aero kit with a new front bumper, side sills and a redesigned rear bumper housing two central tail pipes. Inside, there are bucket seats in dark blue carbon leather, combined with high-end Nappa leather in “Pure Grey”, plus carbon accents and sand-blasted aluminium door sill plates with black piano paint inlays.
For the time being, the Golf R Cabriolet remains a pure study, but we wouldn’t rule out the possibility of a production version in the near feature just yet.