The Volkswagen Golf R 400 concept that was first unveiled at the 2014 Beijing Auto Show, will make it into production, claims a new report from Car Magazine. The super-hatch is powered by a 2.0-litre TSI four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that produces 394 hp and 450 Nm of torque. A 6-speed DSG transmission sends this power to all four wheels via a Motion all-wheel drive system. The Golf R-based extreme concept reaches 0-100 km/h in just 3.9 seconds and tops out at 278 km/h.
According to the report, Dr Heinz-Jakob Neusser – Head of Powertrain Development of the company, has confirmed the production of the Golf R 400 concept. It will adopt design and styling cues from the Golf GTI and Golf R, but with a new spoiler and aero pack including splitters and other goodies. The brakes will be more advanced, strong enough to handle the extreme deceleration.
Among other details revealed by the report, first is that the luckily the company has decided to offer the production VW Golf R 400 as a regular car, not as a limited edition. The production model will debut at the 2015 International Motor Show in Frankfurt which is to be held in September and be priced below €50,000 in Germany, meaning sub-£40,000 in the UK, and be delivered to its buyers beginning from late 2015 or early 2016.
Volkswagen Golf R 400 concept – Image Gallery
[Source: Car Magazine]