Volkswagen Beetle R Concept Unveiled in Frankfurt [Live Photos]
VW is calling it a what if, but there’s no hiding the fact it’s coming. “As an "R", the Beetle could demonstrate a performance potential similar to that of the Golf R and Scirocco R,” VW says.
We expect the car to have about 240 hp in US-spec and 260+ in Euro-spec. Although much of the floor pan of the Beetle comes from the Golf, it won’t have AWD like the Golf R does.
Cosmetic changes include wider bumpers, a splitter, bigger air intake at the front, slots cut into the hood and plenty of exhaust at the back. The R Concept sits on 20-inch Talladega wheels, but VW reminds us that the Golf and Scirocco have 18- and 19-inch.... How obvious is that!
❐ Check out the 2011 Beetle R Concept photo gallery
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it probably does have a lot of extra poke left, but this is going to be a Scirocco R in girlie clothes