VW GOLF R 400
Volkswagen is preparing to unveil a special new version of its hot Golf R hatch at next week’s Beijing Auto Show, delivering new aero tweaks - and a right kick in the pants.
Dubbed ‘Golf R 400’, the new concept is powered by a 2.0 litre turbo four churning out 295kW (or 400PS, hence the name) and 450Nm of torque.
That’s up from 221kW (206 for Australia) and 380Nm, and the reward? Volkswagen promises a 0-100km/h time of just 3.9 seconds - down from the production model’s 5.0 seconds.
The R 400 will also benefit from wider wheels, a wider track and a widened body to cover it all, along with new bumpers at both ends.
If any of this sounds familiar, it should: remember the GTI W12-650? The R 400 isn’t quite as madcap as that special one-off, but perhaps it’s a little less one-off…
Watch for the R 400 to debut in the coming days. Hopefully we’ll also hear something about a possible production plan.
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