Wednesday, 23 November 2011

VW Beetle R

The old New Beetle was, truth be told, a rather wet proposition; basically a cutesy Golf that was more expensive and less dynamic than its base car, meaning that it was being bought on image alone. The new New Beetle, however, has a slightly more gruff focus: witness the Beetle R as a statement of intent.
Pumped-up bodywork with muscular arches, 20" wheels, 265bhp, 0-60mph in under six seconds - this is a serious Beetle. And there's no vase on the dash either. Seems like VW have realised that the potential market for the retro Golf extends beyond the wacky urbanite...
Photos via Evo.

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