At last year’s Worthersee Tour Volkswagen brought along a pair of Golf Cabriolets – the VW Golf GTI Cabriolet and the VW Golf R Cabriolet – signalling some proper performance from a drop-top Golf.
At the time we commented that the Golf R Cabriolet would definitely be made, but by the time Volkswagen revealed the production version of the Golf GTI Cabriolet at Geneva in March we were moved to ask “What about the Golf R Cabriolet?”.
Because with an all new Golf due in 2013 VW were running out of time to launch a Golf R Cabrio (although VW does have form for producing the Golf Cabrio in the ‘old’ shape whilst a ‘new’ hatch sells alongside), but it looks like the cat’s out of the bag on the R Cabrio with the reveal of an image from China’s patent office for the range topping Golf Cabrio.
China Car Times published the photo earlier this week and they believe we will see the Golf R Cabrio in the next few months, which would point to a production reveal at Paris in September.
The concept at Worthersee for the Golf R Cabrio had the same 266bhp turbo four-pot as the hatch, a lower ride height and 19″ alloys, and there’s no reason to expect the production version of the R Cabriolet to be any different.
VW Golf R Cabriolet Photos
Source: China Car Times