· Four new versions of the Golf R at the Geneva International Motor Show
· Exclusive paints, two-tone leather and carbon for the Golf R
Wolfsburg / Geneva, 01 March 2011 - The Golf R – the top model of the Golf series, is on display in four special versions in Geneva. Especially high-end: the Golf R concept cars in exclusive exterior colors and two-tone leather combinations. Especially sporty: the Golf R in sophisticated motorsport look with carbon accents.
In Geneva, Volkswagen R GmbH is exhibiting four special interpretations of its successful Golf R model. The concept cars showcase the competence of Volkswagen R GmbH in generating contemporary sports appeal. "Based on the high demand and success of the Golf R, we decided to develop four high-end versions of this vehicle," says Ulrich Richter, Managing Director of Volkswagen R GmbH.
Golf R in exclusive paints and two-tone leather
The Golf R versions in the exclusive "Oryx White" and "Carbon Steel Grey" exterior colors – with coordinated high-end Nappa leather interiors – interpret the top model in an especially exclusive way.
"Oryx White" is a sophisticated, pearl-effect paint. The vehicle rides on 19-inch Talladega wheels, a visual branding symbol of the most powerful production Golf ever. Inside, an elaborately upgraded seat system gives the Golf R its unique flair – this seat system was derived from Volkswagen R’s Exclusive program. Volkswagen R GmbH has color-coordinated the centre panels of the front sport seats and the rear bench seat with the car’s exterior by using a light-colored "St. Tropez" Nappa leather; this color is also used in the door inserts. Lateral seat supports in perforated leather give the seat and seatback an especially sporty elegance. The Nappa leather surface is black, and the perforation creates an exciting contrast to the underlying "St. Tropez" color. This light color is also applied to the seams of the door inserts, shift lever and parking brake lever boots and borders of the black floor mats. The car has brushed aluminum trim inserts and displays the R logo on the passenger’s side.
The second version of the Golf R is painted in the exclusive exterior color "Carbon Steel Grey." All interior detailing in "St. Tropez" color in the white version is now executed in the sophisticated dark "Almandine Red" color here. This creates an especially attractive interplay of colors around the perforated Nappa leather. This version also has 19-inch wheels and aluminum trim strips.
Golf R in motorsport look with carbon accents
The Golf R being presented in a separate lounge sports an exterior that captivates with its special "Space Grey" (mid-tone grey) color, polished 19-inch "Talladega" alloy wheels, orange brake calipers and carbon mirror caps.
Inside is where this Golf R really picks up speed: the driver and front passenger are treated to motorsport shell seats with ideal ergonomics. They are upholstered in black Nappa leather; around the lateral seat supports toward the inside, as well as in the head section, the seating surfaces consist of anthracite-colored Nappa leather ("Light Anthracite"). The cross-stitched centre panels of the seats and seatbacks are an even lighter grey (Nappa leather in "Pure Grey"). The back shell glistens in black piano paint. A refined contrast is formed by the piping on the side panels of the seat surface and the head section: the orange of the brake calipers is repeated here.
The car’s interior accents match the look of the door mirror shells: carbon. The same material is also used for the steering wheel, gear shift lever, inserts of the leather-trimmed sport steering wheel and the door sill plates. Black piano paint, on the other hand, is used on door panels behind the interior door handles, on electric window switch panels and the panel around the shift lever.
The second vehicle is painted in the high-end "Aplomb Blue." Its 19-inch "Glendale" wheels are "Brilliant Silver." As on the Golf R "Space Grey", the door mirror caps, various interior accents and door sill plates are produced in carbon fiber. The shell seatbacks of the newly sculpted motorsport seats also utilize this extremely lightweight and high-strength material in certain areas. Elegant, black Nappa leather adorns the outer sections of the seat surfaces and backs. The crest of the seats – a wrap-around stripe on the lateral seat supports and seatbacks – is designed in blue leather. Meanwhile, the leather-trimmed sport steering wheel has inner segments and hand grips consisting of what is referred to as carbon leather; it has a characteristic webbed structure of lightweight and precious carbon material. Even the floor mats have a carbon look. Their decorative seams are blue as are the seams around the parking brake lever.