Volkswagen Golf R Cabriolet is the fastest open-top Golf Mk7
German car maker, Volkswagen revealed the first ever open top R variant of the Golf earlier today. Powered by a 2.0L petrol engine, the range topping cabriolet generates 256 PS.
Volkswagen has priced the Golf R Cabriolet from £38,770 ($60,858 or INR 32.39 lakhs), while the Golf Mk7 cabriolet is available from £21,040 for the 1.2L 105 PS variant to £30,765 for the 2.0L 210 PS variant.
For the new Golf R Cabrio, 261 hp power is transmitted to the front wheels via a standard six speed DSG gearbox. The fastest Golf R open top has an electronically limited topspeed of 155 mph (250 kmph) and needs just 6.4 seconds to accelerate from 0-97 kmph (60 mph). Exterior features include, bespoke front bumper with ‘R’ logo and gloss-black grille with black housings, bi-xenon headlights, LED daytime running lights, black-painted brake callipers with R logo, gloss-black door mirror casings, a gloss black rear diffuser framed by chrome-tipped exhausts either side, side sill extensions and smoked LED tail lights.
The ride-height has been lowered by 25 mm in the new Golf R open top, thanks to the suspension. For the wheels, you can opt for either 18″ or 19″ Talladega alloys in ‘Sterling Silver’ or optionally ‘High-gloss Black’. On the inside, you have four individual sports seats with R logos and Vienna Cool Leather. Steering wheel is multi functional and wrapped in leather with grey stitching along with handbrake grip and gear lever. You also have the Bluetooth for connectivity as standard. The hood on the Golf R is electronically insulated and comes with a switch to operate. You can operate the hood at upto speeds of 18 mph and it takes 9.5 seconds to be lowered.