VW Golf R Variant Performance 35 concept breaks cover at Worthersee image

Volkswagen has decided to make the day for the participants of the Worthersee festival by introducing the Golf R Variant Performance 35 concept.

This is another apprentice creation just like the Heartbeat Golf GTI one-off, but this time around the craftsmen involved all came from the Sachsen factory in Germany, and the bespoke prototype comes with a hand-painted quartzite and tornado red body work that also includes a ventilated hood. Other highlights include the lightweight alloy wheels that conceal the high-performance braking system with red calipers. More tweaks can be seen inside where the customized car comes with an airbrushed roof liner with LED stars that remind us of Rolls-Royce’s starlight headliner. The apprentices also opted for a premium audio system with 12 speakers and an output of 2,500 watts.

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Since we’re seeing here a wagon with built-in practicality, the model has an electrically retractable cargo floor equipped with a custom P 35 child’s run bike with matching livery. Under the hood sits the ubiquitous 2.0-liter TSI four-cylinder engine which has been massaged to deliver 350 horsepower. No performance specifications have been released but we have hints the model is packing the six-speed dual-clutch transmission and a 4Motion all-wheel-drive system. The serious power should be enough for the concept to propel itself to 62 mph (100 km/h) in about five seconds on its way to an electronically-controlled maximum speed of 155 mph (250 km/h).