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Mike Stevens | May, 14 2014 | 1 Comment

Reports of a production debut for Volkswagen’s already wild Golf R 400 concept are one thing, but suggestions that it could produce even more power in production form are another matter all together.

Revealed early last month, the R 400 concept is believed to be a preview of a hot new flagship hatch in the growing Golf range.

And a flagship it would be: while the regular Golf R offers 221kW in Europe, the R 400 sees the 2.0 litre turbo engine’s output boosted to 295kW.

Now, according to US magazine Car & Driver, VW development boss Heinz-Jakob Neusser has hinted at figures above 300kW - easily eclipsing the 265kW out of Mercedes AMG’s already mean A 45 hatch.

It is possible that Neusser’s comments - made at the recent Vienna engine symposium - were hypothetical, but Car & Driver reports that, with VW boss Martin Winterkorn standing nearby, Neusser was likely hinting at actual production goals.

For now, the R 400 officially remains a concept that boasts a 3.9 second sprint to 100km/h and might even preview a four-cylinder replacement for previous five-cylinder Audi RS 3 hero.

If Volkswagen is preparing a new hero above the Golf R, we should expect to see details emerge in the coming year.

MORE: Golf R 400 Concept Detailed
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