Volkswagen has unveiled two new concepts, the Volkswagen Golf R Cabriolet and the Volkswagen Golf GTI Cabriolet, at the 2011 Worthersee Volkswagen and Audi show in Germany.
The Volkswagen Golf R Cabriolet features the same 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine, producing 199kW of power (Euro spec) and 350Nm of torque. Capable of accelerating from 0-100km/h in 6.0 seconds, it's said to be the fastest Golf Cabrio in history.
The car is just a concept at this stage, showcasing a number of blue-accented highlights, such as blue R-logo brake calipers, blue carbon and grey Nappa leather bucket seats. The interior also features distinctive R details throughout including special sill panels inside the doors, and a number of carbon fibre trimmings.
Volkswagen went a bit further with the Volkswagen Golf GTI Cabriolet concept, adding more dramatic details usually seen on concept vehicles.It gets large alloy wheels, aggressively flared arches and a unique bodykit trim that extends all the way around the lower edge of the car. Bespoke slimline exhaust tips at the rear complete the look.
The company hasn't released any specifics on the car but we assume it features the same 2.0-litre TSI turbocharged four-cylinder engine as the road-going Golf GTI. In production form it produces 155kW of power and 280Nm of torque, capable of propelling the car from 0-100km/h in around 7.0 seconds.
There is no official word on whether these cars will become available on the market yet, Volkswagen is using the Worthersee Volkswagen meet to show the "inexhaustible potential of the Golf".