The Volkswagen Beetle R has debuted at the 2011 LA Auto Show yesterday, and just like the version we’ve seen in Frankfurt a few months ago, this one is again the Concept.
Hopes of seeing a production version Beetle R should be put on hold for now, but we still do not exclude the possibility of seeing this thing in dealerships in the future.
In order to mark the Beetle R’s USA debut, the German car maker has also unveiled a new set of photos, through which we get to see the car’s sporty features one more time. These features "offers a glimpse of what a production version might look like", and include a body painted in ‘Serious Grey’, 5 triple-spokes design 20 inch wheels, wider and more aggressive looking bumpers, ventilation slots on the right and left sides of the engine bonnet and a diffuser integrated into the lower bumper area.
A large rear spoiler and two sets of dual chrome tailpipes are also visible at the rear, while under the bonnet the automaker hints at a 2.0-litre TFSI similar to the one fitted in the Golf R and Scirocco R, which means were talking about 270 HP.
On the inside the Beetle R Concept is featuring motorsport shell seats covered in black Nappa leather and with gray nubuck leather Ergopads, various glossy black accents, the R logo embossed on the seat, plus a modified instrument cluster and center console.

Source: Volkswagen