Posted on 02.7.2013 15:05 by Simona
Volkswagen is already offering a Convertible and a GTI Convertible for their Golf line, so it would be ridiculous not to apply the same treatment to the most powerful model in the Golf line-up: the R version. The model is expected to make its official debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month, but Volkswagen already offered the first details on the model.
The new Golf R Convertible has been described as “the first-ever open-top R model and the fastest-ever production open-top Golf,” and it pretty much offers the same features as the hatchback version. The difference will be of course its fully electric insulated hood that can be lowered in 9.5 seconds and raised in 11 seconds at speed up to 18 mph.
Updated 02/07/2013: This review has been updated with the official details, images and specs. Hit the jump to read more about the new Volkswagen Golf R Convertible.
Volkswagen Golf R Convertible originally appeared on topspeed.com on Thursday, 7 February 2013 15:05 EST.
While everyone’s attention is being directed toward the new Ferrari F12berlinetta, CDC Performance has unveiled a tuning kit for the oft-forgotten Ferrari California. It includes a basic exterior upgrade, but the most impressive changes have been made under the hood.
The exterior kit includes a new front spoiler, rear diffuser and front grille — all made in carbon fiber. Inside the California, the only modification is the addition of Alcantara with Rosso stitching.
As you can see, the exterior and interior modifications have been kept to a minimum because the tuner’s attention is focused on what lays beneath the hood. The California’s V-8 engine is been equipped with a supercharger system with intercooling that increases the output to a total of 600 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque - that’s an increase of 117 horsepower and 70 pound-feet of torque. The model has also been equipped with a new standalone exhaust system that offers up a beautiful symphony of engine noise.
The tuner also installed a suspension lift system that can lower or raise the ride height by 40 millimeters (1.5 inch). The car rolls on a set of forged alloy wheels, measuring in at 9-by-21 inches up front and 12-by-22 inches out back. The wheels are wrapped in 255/30R21 and 315/25R22 tires, respectively.
A few months ago, we let you know that General Motors Chairman and CEO, Dan Akerson, announced he would auction his personal 1958 Chevrolet Corvette. At that time, the official details were not revealed, but now GM is letting us in on everything now.
Akerson’s Corvette is one of the only 510 units painted in “Regal Turquoise”. It is powered by a V-8 engine with an output of 254 horsepower, and was the first Corvette model to feature dual headlamps and twin chrome trunk spears. Additionally, it is a hardtop convertible, and features new instrument panels and new upholstery.
That’s certainly makes this a lot more than your run-of-the-mill `58 Vette. Then again, is there really any such things as a “run-of-the-mill” `58 Vette?
“I hope the new owner will feel like their money is going to a good place,” Akerson said. “It will help families become more rooted in our community. At the same time, they’re going to have new memories and new fun of their own. It’s not often you can get all of it packaged into a great car, great fun, great memories and that you’re doing something good at the same time.”
We’re hopping this particular Corvette will raise more than $1 million - Akerson’s personal donation made in last February for Habitat for Humanity Detroit. The sale will take place on January 18, 2013 at Barrett-Jackson’s auction in Scottsdale, Arizona.
GM Releases Information on Akerson’s ‘58 Corvette to be Auctioned for Charity originally appeared on topspeed.com on Wednesday, 21 November 2012 14:00 EST.
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