2011 Volkswagen Beetle R Concept review and pictures

Posted on Sunday, 20 November 2011 , 10:11:10 byVeronica

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Volkswagen Beetle R Concept

The 2011 Volkswagen Beetle R Concept made its public appearance on the American territory at the Los Angeles Auto Show after it had been unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show, in Europe. This latest Beetle features a familiar outline that is still clear and adds, at the same time, some muscled enhancements, such as redesigned front and rear bumpers, as well as the increased width by 30 mm. The vents on either side of the top of the bonnet, are ensured by the additional engine cooling. The distinctive look of the car model is enhanced by the door handles, door mirror caps, together with the 15 mm wider side sills. Measuring 20 inches in diameter, the five-spoke Talladega alloys, add to the style and performance of the car. The interior offers a pleasant atmosphere to the driver and passengers thanks to the hard-shell racing seats covered in black Nappa leather offset by grippy grey nubuck panels, while the individual rear seats are adorned by the same upholstery. Highlighting the Beetle R's sporting intent, the tachometer was placed in the middle and the turbo boost pressure indicator, chronometer and an oil gauge were attached atop the dashboard. As far as the powertrain is concerned, the car is in the concept phase, but it is known that the Scirocco R and the Golf R are powered by the 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged unit, which delivers 270 PS and 265 PS respectively.