Volkswagen shows off Beetle with juice

Tom Webster

Volkswagen featured a concept version of the new Beetle at Frankfurt that hints that a high-performance version of the model could be added to the range in the future.

The Beetle R is just a design study for now, and therefore Volkswagen has not released any official performance figures, but has pointed to the Golf R with its 266bhp and the 261bhp Scirocco R as indicators to the sort of power level that could be expected.