2017 Volkswagen Beetle R

H&R once again debuts an awesome new project based on a Volkswagen model; this time, we’ve chosen the all-new Beetle R. The Beetle R is the only two door Volkswagen model available with the potent 2.0T, GTI engine. The R-Line comes well equipped from the factory with 6-speed DSG® transmission and R-Line components inside and out. We decided to take this R-Line to the next level and create R-version.

  • H&R installed a RSS Performance Tuner Coil Over suspension and H&R Sport Sway Bars.
  • Race Technologies, Brembo GT system brake upgrade and wheels from Forgeline with Michelin tires.
  • Unique body styling graphics and GSR rear spoiler by Volkswagen Genuine Accessories.

The special H&R RSS Performance Tuner Coil Over along with H&R aluminum camber plates provide precise suspension performance for the Beetle chassis. The H&R Coil Overs are set at a lowering height of 1.7” front and 1.5” rear for the perfect European stance! The addition of the H&R Sport Sway bars adds awesome turn-in. H&R suspension components enhance the look of the Beetle and improve performance.

The large Beetle fenders were filled with Forgeline GT1-5 fully forged one-piece monoblock wheels that are specifically chosen because of their style and hidden lug holes. These wheels feature a custom hand brushed finish with clear gloss. High performance, super sticky Michelin Pilot Sport Cup tires, size 245/35ZR20 front, and 265/35ZR20 rear, complete the performance-handling package.

To take advantage of the performance of the H&R RSS Coil Over system, a Brembo High Performance GT system was integrated into the build. The Brembo GT system’s lightweight 355mm (14”) 2-piece disc minimizes the amount of reciprocating mass that the suspension endures, resulting in improved vehicle dynamics. Also, a special eye to attention was given to the aluminum bell, which received a special ceramic silver finish. The complete system, with the more rigid 6-piston caliper and Goodridge stainless steel brake lines, provides the notoriously nuanced feel that Brembo brake systems are known for.

Rounding out the high performance braking, handling, wheel and tire package is a race inspired graphic and VW’s own GSR rear spoiler.

Base Vehicle

  • 2017 Volkswagen Beetle R-Line
  • 2.0L TSI® 210HP
  • 6-speed DSG® automatic transmission
  • White Silver Metallic

Chassis

  • H&R RSS Tuner Coil Over
  • H&R Aluminum Camber Plates
  • H&R Sport Sway Bars
  • TRAK+® 3mm wheel spacers
  • Brembo GT 355mm 6-piston Monobloc brake system with 2pc discs: custom silver bell and yellow calipers, front.
  • Volkswagen GTI 310mm rear brakes with yellow calipers, rear.
  • Goodridge Phantom stainless brake lines

Wheels & Tires

  • Forgeline GT1-5 wheels, brushed-clear size 20x9” front and 20x10” rear.
  • Michelin Pilot Sport Cup tires, size 245/35ZR20 front and 265/35ZR20 rear.

Exterior

  • Volkswagen Genuine Accessories GSR rear spoiler
  • 100mm ceramic coated stainless steel exhaust tip
  • Custom paint by Tri-Star Enterprises
  • Sticky Jewel Graphics
  • Meguiar’s Car Care Products

Interior

  • Volkswagen “Color4Me” Tornado Red door moldings
  • WeatherTech® FloorLiner – front & rear & trunk liner