H Volkswagen στο Worthersee εκτός από το Golf GTI Edition 35 παρουίασε εκεί και το πρωτότυπο Golf R Cabriolet, το ταχύτερο ανοικτό Golf που καταστευάστηκε ποτέ στο εργοστάσιο του Wolfsburg. Σχεδιασμένο για να δείχνει την “ανεξάντλητη δυναμική του Golf” το πρωτότυπο φορά νέο bodykit με επιθετικούς προφυλακτήρες, πλαινά spoiler και με την εξάτμιση να είναι τοποθετημένη στο κέντρο. Η ανάρτηση έχει αλλαχθεί και αυτή με μια sport ενώ τοποθετήθηκαν μεγαλύτερα φρένα και ζάντες 19″.

Φωτογραφίες του εσωτερικού δεν έδωσε η Volkswagen, αλλά στο δελτίο τύπου αναφέρει ότι τα φορά sport καθίσματα με δέρμα Nappa ενώ ξεχωρίζουν τα μαύρα γαυλιστερά και carbon διακοσμητικά.

Μηχανικά, όπως το Golf R, φορά τον δυνατό 2.0-λιτρο TFSI απόδοσης 270 ίππων με 350 Nm ροπής. Χάρη στην τετρακίνηση, τα 0-100 χλμ/ώρα τα κάνει σε λιγότερο από 6 δευτερόλεπτα με την τελική ταχύτητα να αγγίζει τα 250 χλμ/ώρα.

Φωτογραφίες του Golf R Cabriolet concept αλλά και από το Wortherseer Tour 2011 στη συνέχεια.

Update: Η Volkswagen έδωσε φωτογραφίες και από το πρωτότυπο Golf GTI Cabriolet. Φορά τον 2.0-λιτρο TFSI που αποδίδει 210 άλογα και 280 Nm ροπή. Τα 0-100 χλμ/ώρα τα κάνει σε 7.3 δευτερόλεπτα με την τελική του να ανέρχεται στα 240 χλμ/ώρα.

Το πρωτότυπο είναι βαμμενο σελτο κόκκινο μεταλλικό χρώμα Firespark και φορά το bodykit του GTI, χαμηλότερη ανάρτηση, μπροστά και πλαινα spoiler,μαύρα διακοσμητικά, κόκκινες δαγκάνες φρένων και ζάντες 19″.

Στο εσωτερικό ξεχωρίζουν οι δερματινες Nappa επενδύσεις, οι δίχρωμες ζώνες καθώς και τα αλουμινένια μαρσπιε στις πόρτες.

Επίσης παρουσίασε δύο “πρωτότυπα” Golf R, τα Golf R Concept Velvet Grey Metallic και Golf R Concept Aplomb Blue. Το πρώτο είναι βαμμένο σε γκρι χρώμα και φωρά χρωμιομένες 19″ ζάντες Talladega με πορτοκαλί δαγκάνες των φρένων και carbon πλαινούς καθρέπτες. Στο εσωτερικό ξεχωρίζουν τα δίχρωμα αγωνιστικά καθίσματα με μαύρα γυαλιστερά διακοσμητικά και τα carbon διακοσμητικά στο τιμόνι, στον επιλογέα των ταχυτήτων και στα μαρσπιέ στις πόρτες.

Το δεύτερο είναι βαμμένο σε μπλε χρώμα, φορά ζάντες 19″ Glendale, (για πρώτη φορά μπαίνουν σε Golf) και φορά carbon πλαινούς καθρέπτες, carbon διακομηστικά και carbon μαρσπιέ στις πόρτες.

[Πηγή: Volkswagen]

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Volkswagen News at Wörthersee: Powerful 270 PS Golf R revealed as cabriolet concept!

Cruiser: open-top Golf R at full strength even in lowest speed range – Strong look: debut of Golf R Concept at Wörthersee

Wolfsburg / Reifnitz, 02 June 2011 – Volkswagen has travelled to the largest GTI Meet in the world at Wörthersee with an entire fleet of new models, concept cars and accessory highlights. After revealing the new Golf GTI Edition 35 in a world debut, the company that invented the GTI will be pulling the veils off some other secret projects of a sporty nature: Volkswagen is presenting the Golf R Cabriolet as a concept car with 270 PS of power and a top speed of 250 km/h; it is a fascinating thought experiment in cabrio dynamics. This “power cabrio” also demonstrates the inexhaustible potential of the Golf. But there is more news as well: other concept cars such as the Golf R Concept and the latest original accessories will make the GTI Meet (until June 4th) a mecca for every Volkswagen fan.

Golf R Cabriolet concept: Volkswagen just recently introduced the new Golf Cabriolet, and the designers and engineers of Volkswagen R GmbH have already come up with an extremely sporty variant of this model: the Golf R Cabriolet Concept. Like its closed top counterpart, the 199 kW / 270 PS Cabriolet concept races to the 100 km/h mark in less than six seconds. Their top speeds are also identical at 250 km/h. This makes the R Cabriolet the fastest open-top Golf ever. Even more impressive, however, is the engine’s tremendous torque – 350 Newton metres from a low 2,500 rpm make this cabriolet an ideal cruiser.

Like the closed-top Golf R, the cabriolet was lowered by 25 mm via a sport chassis. A 17-inch brake system with internally ventilated discs at all wheels and blue painted high-performance brake callipers (including R-logo) enables impressive deceleration values. Making contact to the road surface on the Golf R Cabriolet Concept are 19-inch “Talladega” alloy wheels with size 235 tyres.

Naturally, the Golf R Cabriolet Concept also presents an especially sporty interior concept. Motorsport shell seats in dark blue carbon leather, combined with high-end Nappa leather in “Pure Grey”, set the tone here. The backs of the shell seats are painted in luxurious black piano paint. Upholstery piping and decorative seams provide for colour contrast. Carbon accents emphasise the concept’s technical-sporty character. The sand-blasted aluminium door sill plates with black piano paint inlays display finely crafted workmanship.

Golf R Concept: Two variations of the Golf R Concept are also making strong visual statements at Wörthersee. Like the classic Golf R and the R Cabriolet on display at Wörthersee, the two Golf R Concepts are also powered by a 2.0-litre turbo engine with the mentioned 199 kW / 270 PS, which is as powerful as it is efficient.

The first version of the Golf R Concept attracts attention with mid-tone “Velvet Grey Metallic” exterior, polished 19-inch “Talladega” alloy wheels, orange painted brake callipers and carbon mirror caps.

The driver and front passenger have the pleasure of sitting on perfectly ergonomic motorsport shell seats. Their outer segments are upholstered in black Nappa leather; anthracite-coloured Nappa leather (“Light Anthracite”) is used towards the inner surfaces in the area of the lateral seat supports and towards the head section. The cross-stitched centre panels of the seat and seatback gets an even lighter Nappa leather (“Pure Grey”). The back shell glistens in black piano paint. The piping on the side sections of the seat and head section provide a fine contrast: the orange of the brake callipers is repeated here. Meanwhile, interior accents match the look of the mirror caps: carbon. The same material is also used for the steering wheel, gear shift lever and the door sill plates. Black piano paint characterises the panels behind the inside door handles, the trim of the window controls and the trim of the gear shift grip.

The second model of the Golf R Concept is painted in the sophisticated “Aplomb Blue”. The 19-inch “Glendale” wheels that are new to the Golf line-up shine in “Brilliant Silver”. Once again, the exterior mirror caps, various interior accents and the door sill plates are made of carbon.

Parts of the back shells of the motorsport shell seats also feature carbon. Black Nappa leather covers the outer areas of the seat and seatback surfaces. Meanwhile, the ridge of the seats – a continuous stripe that runs along the lateral seat and back supports – consists of blue leather. The sport leather steering wheel’s inner segments and grip recesses were upholstered in “carbon leather”; characteristic of this lightweight material is its woven structure. Even the floor mats have a carbon look. The decorative seams here, as in the area of the parking brake lever, are styled in blue.

Volkswagen Zubehör GmbH: At the 30th GTI Meet, the accessories company is not only showing complete vehicles, but also lifestyle articles and vehicle accessories. Available in the “GTI Shop” at the Volkswagen exhibit is the entire new “GTI Collection” of sporty shirts, coats, jeans, children’s articles and accessories. And that is not all: the 35th anniversary of the Golf GTI was reason enough to design a commemorative series: the “GTI Edition 35 T-Shirt Collection” with the best advertising motifs over the 35 years of the GTI.

Classic accessories on display at Wörthersee include various alloy wheels (up to 21-inch in size). Also being presented by Volkswagen Zubehör GmbH is a customised Polo with features that can be ordered individually such as interior accents and door mirror caps in carbon look, special tailpipe trim, rear apron with diffuser and 17-inch “Motorsport” alloy wheels – all with affordable sports appeal. And that is how it should be. Because Volkswagen democratised the sports car with the GTI back in 1976. 35 years later, this also means that the accessories line-up offers enhanced sports appeal for every budget.

GTI Meet at Wörthersee: Volkswagen presents first GTI Cabriolet Concept

Wolfsburg / Reifnitz, 03 June 2011 – Volkswagen has now presented the Golf GTI Cabriolet Concept in a world debut at Wörthersee – it is the first officially built open-top version of the icon. There are plenty of good reasons for introducing this extremely dynamic concept in 2011: this year, the Golf GTI celebrates its 35th anniversary, and the legendary GTI Meet at Wörthersee is taking place for the 30th time. 2011 is also the year of the new Golf Cabriolet. While the production Golf cabriolet can already be ordered, the Golf GTI Cabriolet Concept is still a concept. And what a concept!

Visually, the fire red “Firespark Metallic” open-top GTI shows independent ways: especially noteworthy here are the add-on parts designed in shiny black piano paint. The concept’s styling focuses on extreme precision with lines that appear as if cut by a razor. The add-on parts themselves are on the one hand delicate and light, but at the same time sturdy and integrally designed. A look at the front and rear spoilers or the side sills designed in the style of splitters used in motorsport shows this impressively.

Visual highlights: the front fog lights of the GTI gave way to air guides for ventilating the high-performance brake system that is used in the cabriolet. In side profile, the open-top GTI’s look is characterised by black-silver 19-inch “Glendale” alloy wheels with 235 tyres. They fill out the wheel housings completely, since the Golf’s ride height was lowered with a coilover suspension. Another feature that stands out in side profile are the brake callipers painted “Tornado Red” with black GTI logos.

The concept car’s interior was upgraded with “Black Stripe” pattern accents and Nappa leather seats with red GTI logos in the head restraints. The seams between the individual leather surfaces provide a sporty contrast; they are styled in “Flash Red” and “Crystal Grey”. Two-tone door inserts were coordinated with the seat pattern. As on the interior door panels, fine red decorative seams also customise the leather-trimmed steering wheel and the trim of the gear shift and parking brake levers. This colour is repeated in the red borders of the black safety belts and the black-red piping of the floor mats. Classic effects are achieved by aluminium door sill plates with worked-in GTI logo. By the way, the cabriolet’s driving performance – with its 155 kW / 210 PS GTI engine – fully matches that of the closed-top GTI – i.e. right around 240 km/h and seven seconds for the sprint to 100 km/h. A genuine GTI!