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Woah, looks pretty sweet.

it just? It’s the new Volkswagen R Cabriolet, and it’s only the powerful convertible Golf. in the

Indeed. When we stopped understeer gestures with our we learned it gets the same turbocharged four-cylinder petrol as the last Golf R hatchback EA113, for those who enjoy forums). In this sunshine guise, it produces some and 258lb ft of torque, fitted a six-speed DSG gearbox as standard.

Poweeerrr — wait, gestures?

Yes. The Golf R sitting on the old MkVI platform, extra strengthening in the chassis to it falling apart when you over a bump. This there’s less space at the to shove in the extra driveshaft of four-wheel-drive system. So despite the considerable 260bhp output, the R Cab is front-wheel-drive only, and the extra means it’s seven slower to 62mph than the R 0-62mph takes 6.4 seconds (vs for the hatch), while top speed pegged at 155mph.

Oh. That’s not I was expecting.

It’s still hugely though. Remember, despite the kerbweight, 260bhp is plenty enough for you to understand how clever engineers are at keeping your behind out of a hedge. It’s firmer and tauter than a Golf Cab, and thus is a satisfying car to throw around. It in sharply, grips well, gently when you’re a tool, and rides quite when you’re posing.

The could use much more for a halo model, and despite a chassis, the front wheels around for grip more so obviously, the four-wheel-drive model. it in Sport mode and the steering and both tighten up satisfyingly, UK buyers might need to in a session with a massage At least it’s plenty in, erm, the Comfort setting.

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But it looks nice, and that’s half the point?

Yes. on the standard 19-inch ‘Talladega’ wheels, and featuring that front bumper, gloss grille, LED lights, sill gloss black rear and chrome-tipped exhausts, it’s a cool thing to behold. The is smashing too: a considerable of cows (and maybe have gone into nearly everything inside, with brushed aluminium a DAB radio with multi-device and of course, that wonderfully hood. Top stuff.

Err, perhaps not. where it gets a bit mind-boggling. the Golf GTI cabriolet — a car, as we’ve attested to — already costs £30k. This car, a bit more power and a bit more costs a whopping £38,770. right: thirty eight seven hundred and seventy

Precisely. For that money, you can get into a BMW 330i convertible (or a BMW Z4 sDrive 35i), or even a E-Class Cabrio. Or, you can drive in a brand new, 2.7-litre Boxster.

I’m so confused: it’s the powerful Golf Cab. I own one!

It’s a lovely this Golf R Cab. you innately accept chassis when choosing a fast but when you’re priced up arguably the finest driver’s on planet earth (that’s the it doesn’t make any sense. a rare groove car, with only 80 to 100 expected to in the UK, so exclusivity might be a big enough for some of you. Tell us, would you pay nearly £39k for a fast, very well Golf convertible?

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