Volkswagen's Golf R studies
9th March, 2011
The Golf R – the top model of the Golf series, is on display in
four special versions at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show (3rd-13th March). Especially high-end: the customised Golf R
cars in exclusive exterior colours and two-tone leather combinations. Especially sporty: the Golf R in a
sophisticated motor sport look with carbon accents.
In Geneva, Volkswagen R GmbH is exhibiting four special interpretations of its Golf R model. The customised
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 colours – 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 programme. Volkswagen
R GmbH has colour-coordinated the centre panels of the front sport seats and the rear bench seat with the car’s
exterior by using a light-coloured "St. Tropez" Nappa leather; this colour 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 provides an exciting contrast to the underlying "St. Tropez"
colour. This light colour 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 aluminium 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 colour "Carbon Steel Grey." All
interior detailing in "St. Tropez" colour in the white version is now executed in the sophisticated dark
"Almandine Red" colour here. This makes an interplay of colours around the perforated Nappa leather. This
version also has 19-inch wheels and aluminium trim strips.
Golf R in motor sport 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) colour, polished 19-inch "Talladega" alloy wheels, orange brake callipers and carbon
Inside is where this Golf R really picks up speed: the driver and front passenger are treated to motor sport
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-coloured
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
callipers 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 fibre. The shell seatbacks of the newly sculpted motor sport seats also utilise 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.