The German based automaker Volkswagen is planning to put its Beetle R into production, after its concept version has been presented to the general public at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show in September.
Even if the information hasn’t been officially confirmed by the German car manufacturer, officials within the company have announced that the most powerful version of the Beetle will hit the production line. If the production version of the Beetle R will be mainly based on the concept seen earlier this year at Frankfurt, and it will most likely will, than the vehicle is expected to be fitted with an aggressive body kit, sports seats, improved breaking system and a turbocharged 265 horsepower engine, along with the DSG transmission.
The Beetle R Concept shown at Volkswagen’s Frankfurt Motor Show stand was painted in Serious Grey and it was sitting on 20 inch Talladega aluminum wheels, being powered by a 2.0 liter TSI engine and even if its exact performance hasn’t been announced, rumors said that it was on the same level as the Golf R and Scirocco R, which means 265 HP and 350 Nm of torque available at 2.500 rpm. The powerplant is enough to allow the Scirocco R to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.8 seconds, with an average fuel consumption of 8.0 liters every 100 km.
The production version of the Beetle R is promising to give its future owners the fun to drive sensation, and the vehicle will definitely stand out of the crowd with its large and lowered front bumper fitted with three air intakes (middle for sending air to the engine and the other two to cool down the brakes), dual chrome exhaust pipes and large alloy wheels.