September 10, 2003
2003 Frankfurt Auto Show
Sporty VW concept R is mid-engined
Frankfurt, Germany – VW unveiled the “concept R”, a mid-engined sports car with a 265 horsepower V6 engine. Claimed acceleration time from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.3 seconds with a top speed of 250 km/h. According to VW, the sound of the engine can be varied with the turn of a switch. The concept R also features a direct selection 6 speed gearbox.
A highlight of the concept R is the instrument panel and centre console. All areas of the controls and displays and parts of the steering wheel are finished in polished aluminium. The instrument panel cross member is covered in dark leather.
The concept R is 4.16 metres long, 1.78 metres wide and 1.25 metres tall.
(photos to come)