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by Brett Davis

Volkswagen has announced four special edition Golf R vehicles at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland. The cars are a part of a Volkswagen Study Golf R project and remain study vehicles to generate public interest.

In the midst of ultimate supercars and outright technological marvels, Volkswagen decided to provide a range of ‘real world’ models at this year’s show and, if enough interest is generated, Volkswagen will take the positive feedback in and pour it into upcoming models.

The four models each offer very subtle features circled around paint finish, options and interior trim combinations.

The first Study Golf R features a pearl Oryx White colour scheme and comes with special St. Tropez seats with Nappa leather trimming. The St. Tropez colour scheme is then extended to the door trims, floor mat borders and gear level cover. The first edition also gets 19-inch Talladega wheels.

The second edition is much the same as the first edition only it features a Carbon Steel Grey exterior colour. The interior is treated to the same dual-tone set-up only it includes Almandine Red inserts, door trims and floor mat borders. The second edition also features the same 19-inch Talladega wheels as the first edition.

The third Study Golf R is coated in Space Grey paint and features carbon fibre side mirror covers and orange brake calipers.

It also gets Light Anthracite Nappa leather seats with cross-stitched Pure Grey seat inserts. The lighter Pure Grey colour scheme is also extended to the door trims and gear level cover, while the Talladega 19-inch wheels are polished for a chrome look.

The fourth version of the Study Golf R is painted in a brighter Aplomb Blue colour and features different 19-inch Glendale wheels that are painted in Brilliant Silver. The fourth version also gets carbon fibre side mirror covers and door sill protection strips. Meanwhile, the interior is treated to an overall carbon fibre scheme, with inserts throughout the dashboard as well as something called carbon leather featured on the door trims. Seat details are covered in blue leather.

As mentioned, the cars are just a study exercise. If enough positive feedback is sent in to Volkswagen the company could release a similar package onto the market.

Engine and driveline fundamentals remain unchanged from the standard Volkswagen Golf R.