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Volkswagen Beetle R Concept gets shot of testosterone

by Michael Harley (RSS feed) on Sep 13th, 2011 at 3:21PM

Volkswagen adds another dollop of masculinity to its Beetle with the Frankfurt debut of the Beetle R Concept. Painted in "Serious Grey," and fitted with bright 20-inch "Talladega" alloy wheels, the high-performance derivative is appealing. Under the hood of the front-wheel-drive coupe is VW's familiar turbocharged 2.0 TSI four-cylinder mated to a six-speed DSG automatic gearbox. The automaker hasn't announced an official power rating, but we suspect it is making about 240 horsepower. That's a bit less than the output of the same powerplant in the Golf R and Scirocco R, but we aren't... Read More

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