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Published on September 14th, 2011 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez

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VW Beetle R Concept Shown at Frankfurt Motor Show

The Beetle R Concept, the first proof that a sporty version of the new car is on its way. We are assuming that the powerful 2.0-liter turbo engine found on the Golf R and Scirocco R and capable to deliver around 265 hp will be used for this Beetle R. The Beetle R comes with a new front bumper with bigger air inlets and daytime running LEDs, new side sills, a new rear spoiler as well as a new rear bumper with integrated air diffuser and 4-pipe exhaust system. The design is completed by the 20-inch Taladega-style wheels, which means identical to those found on the other R models from Volkswagen. The interior also brings all the styling elements seen on the R models, such as a sporty steering wheel, new gear knob, aluminum pedals as well as a new set of Recaro sport buckets. Moreover, the door sills scuff plates get the R logo.


About the Author

Daniel has 14 years experience as a motoring editor/reviewer and photographer. He is also the editor of Asian Auto magazine for 12 years and is currently hosting the third year of the radio show ‘Car Tunes’ which is on every Saturday on LiteFM 105.7 from 12noon to 1pm.



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