Here's Why The VW Arteon R Should Be A Coupe

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A four-door body simply doesn't do this design justice!

The Volkswagen Arteon is quickly becoming one of VW's best products, with iconic four-door coupe styling and an aggressive front end that has brought in a new design language for the German automaker. It has a je ne sais quoi the old Volkswagen CC simply didn't have, and with an Arteon R in the works to rival the Kia Stinger GT, it's soon going to have the performance to back up its style. But what if VW made an Arteon coupe, cutting down the door count to give the sedan the sleek body it always deserved? Digital artist Zoki Nanco has taken the 'what if' out of the equation, rendering a two-door Arteon that would go head to head with the Audi A5. Who says sibling rivalry can't be fun?

Zoki Nanco
Zoki Nanco
Zoki Nanco
Zoki Nanco

There's certainly a bit of influence from the Audi A5 Coupe in the design in any case, with the B-pillar and roofline bearing resemblance to the unique lines of the A5 while retaining the signature kink in the rear glass. Rendered as a stanced version of the coupe, the rear fenders have also been flared, giving the Arteon an appropriate stance for a true coupe. It looks great, and the aggressive R-line inspired body kit suits the sleek look perfectly.

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Zoki Nanco
Zoki Nanco
Zoki Nanco

While Nanco hasn't given any indication of what might fictitiously power his creation, considering the R badge on the grille, it's fair to imagine that under the hood you'd find the same 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 that's rumored to feature in the upcoming R version of the four-door, which will produce a reported 400 horsepower. Power would be sent to all four corners via a DSG dual-clutch automatic, which means that while the Arteon R wouldn't be as tail-happy as the Stinger GT, it would certainly be absolutely rapid off the line and capable in all weather conditions.

Zoki Nanco
Zoki Nanco
Zoki Nanco
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