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    Thread: Blue beetle R

    1. 05-01-2012 06:03 PM #1
      Hey have you guys seen the blue R from the auto show in china?
      I hope they make this car

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      05-01-2012 07:17 PM #2
      Quote Originally Posted by gtisponge View Post
      Hey have you guys seen the blue R from the auto show in china?
      I hope they make this car
      Bill and I will take two....sight unseen.

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      05-02-2012 08:48 AM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by ridgemanron View Post
      Bill and I will take two....sight unseen.
      Yeah, I think that blue will be the hot color. Already most Golf R orders are for the same color too.

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      05-02-2012 09:06 AM #4
      pics?

    5. 05-02-2012 09:31 AM #5
      Last edited by silverspeedbuggy; 05-02-2012 at 09:54 AM. Reason: attempted to fix broken pic link


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      05-02-2012 09:55 AM #7
      WOW!

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      05-02-2012 10:01 AM #8
      China would definitely re-badge it to read - Zhong hua ren min gong he quo pauche.
      (Peoples Republic of China Sports Car) or Zhong 'pauche' for short! Kind of sounds like
      'Porsche' , doesn't it?

      P.S. - Chinese prefer Red. It's their lucky color.
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      05-02-2012 12:38 PM #10
      That looks an awful lot like the Techno Blue from the New Beetle. Same color as mine was. But it looks slick! R cars and blue paint just work well together.
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      05-02-2012 03:53 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by silverspeedbuggy View Post
      OOOOhhhh!!!
      I am very anxious to see what they decide about this R. It may be the VW that will make me give up my GTI.
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      05-02-2012 04:56 PM #12
      The colour is 'Rising Blue' as used on Scirocco and Golf R

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      05-02-2012 05:37 PM #13
      hood vents?

    13. 05-02-2012 09:22 PM #14
      Yes it has hood vents I think this R will be the first with one with a diesel

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      05-03-2012 01:39 PM #15
      I'll definitely be adding the bumper and some other stuff off of this onto my car. Makes it look SO much better.

    15. 05-03-2012 06:28 PM #16
      The R can scare the 911 on looks... and looks alone!

      The grill is missing a couple of FANGS.

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      05-12-2012 12:15 PM #17
      Stunning. Too bad it's likely to be FWD.

      Quote Originally Posted by gtisponge View Post
      Yes it has hood vents I think this R will be the first with one with a diesel
      The Touareg R50 had a V10 TDI.

    17. 06-25-2012 01:20 AM #18
      i am REALLY hoping this car makes it all the way through with everything seen: the hood vents, the widened bumpers, the exhausts... this is really the way the Beetle that Ferdinand Porsche designed would look today.. like the baby 911 he meant it to be. If VW compromises on any of these design elements... I'm gonna be super mad. Like this -->

      I'm already trying to figure out how to get my hands on the schematics in case I have to customize a Beetle to achieve this look.

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      06-25-2012 10:21 AM #19
      If anything, I just want to get ahold of a front bumper like that

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      06-25-2012 04:08 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by venom600 View Post
      Stunning. Too bad it's likely to be FWD.
      I hope this is not the case. As soon as my dealer is able to order them I will have a deposit on one. I have already spoken to them about this as well. hopefully vwoa is reading these threads about the r. DO NOT MAKE IT FWD, MAKE IT AWD. I really dont even care what motor will be in there. 2.0t, 2.5t, 3.6 hell I would even love a diesel in it but AWD is a must. no AWD no care.
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      06-25-2012 11:17 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by UnitedGTI. View Post
      I hope this is not the case. As soon as my dealer is able to order them I will have a deposit on one. I have already spoken to them about this as well. hopefully vwoa is reading these threads about the r. DO NOT MAKE IT FWD, MAKE IT AWD. I really dont even care what motor will be in there. 2.0t, 2.5t, 3.6 hell I would even love a diesel in it but AWD is a must. no AWD no care.
      ^THIS . 2.5T, AWD, sold. I'll trade the .:R in a heartbeat.

    21. 07-08-2012 01:36 PM #22
      I scour the internetz for new information... I FIND NOTHING. Boo... where's my R?

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      07-08-2012 04:45 PM #23
      The convertible is supposed to be coming in November but nothing on the Beetle R.
      At best, you would be looking at some time next year and that would still need current
      comments from VW that it is in their plans for the future which has not been the case
      to date. Then, even if it does get the go-ahead, no one knows if VW is leaning toward
      AWD or not. I think we have a better chance of getting the Scirocco before a Beetle R
      and that, at best, would be mid to late 2013 or 2014 if it comes at all.

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