The VW Golf R 400 concept was first unveiled at the 2014 Beijing Auto Show and made its North American debut at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. Only last month, it was confirmed for production by Dr Heinz-Jakob Neusser – Head of Powertrain Development of the company. The super-hatch concept is powered by a highly force-fed 2.0-litre four-cylinder TSI petrol engine that produces 394 hp and 450 Nm of torque. A six-speed DSG Gearbox sends this power to all four wheels via a 4MOTION 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.
New spy shots published by Carscoops show a test mule of the Golf R 400 with bigger wheels, low-profile tyres, and lowered ride height. This is probably just to hide the super-hatch though.
As reported earlier, the production version won’t be a limited edition model; it will be sold as a regular model. It will be unveiled at the 2015 International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt in September and will be priced below €50,000 in Germany, translating to a sub-£40,000 prcing for the UK. Deliveries of the extreme Golf will begin from late 2015 or early 2016.
Volkswagen Golf R 400 concept – Image Gallery