Concept R version of VW's new Cabriolet shown at VW Group’s Worthersee tuning festival in Austria

Volkswagen has launched this R version of its new Golf Cabriolet at VW Group’s Worthersee tuning festival in Austria.

The VW Golf R Cabriolet concept is powered by the same 266bhp/258lb ft turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine as its three- and five-door hatchback siblings.

An exact 0-62mph time hasn’t been given, but VW says it can cover the sprint in less than six seconds and reach a top speed of 155mph making it the fastest open-top Golf in history.

The car gets a ‘sports chassis’ sits 25mm lower than the standard Cabriolet it is based on and it rides on 19-inch Talladega alloys. The Golf R Cabriolet uses 17-inch internally ventilated brake discs and special blue high-performance brake calipers.

Read Autocar's VW Golf 1.4 TSI Cabriolet review

Inside, it gets motorsport seats in dark blue carbon leather combined with Pure Grey Nappa leather. The seat backs are painted in piano black.

Other features include sand-blasted aluminium door sill plates and carbonfibre trim for the interior.

The firm also showcased a GTI version of the Golf Cabriolet at Worthersee.

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