Volkswagen Golf R Cabriolet Makes Video Debut Ahead Of Launch Photo:
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Volkswagen Golf R Cabriolet - Spy Photos Photo:
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Volkswagen Golf R And GTI Cabriolet Concepts Photo:
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TMR Team | Dec, 20 2012 | 5 Comments

Volkswagen's new Golf R Cabriolet, hinted at in spy photos and teased as a concept last year, is finally on its way.

Revealed in a new video released today, the final production Golf R Cabrio is shown tearing through mountain passes in a race against a light airplane (because why not).

Technical details have not been revealed, but with the video focusing on handling and the (slightly exaggerated) engine note, it is clear Volkswagen has pulled few punches with its new droptop.

Power is expected to come from the same 2.0 litre turbocharged petrol engine driving the regular R, offering the hatch's full European-tune 199kW and 350Nm of torque.

(In Australia, our warmer climate moved Volkswagen to detune the R to 188kW and 330Nm of torque.)

While the R Cabriolet will likely give away some weight through additional bracing, the topless performer should still hit 100km/h in around six seconds.

The Golf R Cabriolet will join the 155kW GTI Cabriolet, revealed earlier this year but still yet to join the regular Golf Cabriolet in Australia.

Both models are expected to continue alongside the brand-new Golf VII range, including the new 162kW Golf GTI unveiled in concept form at the Paris Motor Show.

Watch for official details to surface in the near future.

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