VW Golf R 400 Concept officially announced for 2014 Beijing Motor Show

Article by Christian Andrei, on April 17, 2014

Back in January, we announced you that Volkswagen was preparing a Golf R Evo for the 2014 Beijing Motor Show, a hardcore version of its popular hatchback that will have around 400 hp. Today, the new vehicle was officially announced as the VW Golf R 400 Concept. Set to make its official debut on 19 April, at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show a.k.a. Auto China 2014, the new vehicle is actually a more extreme concept version of the Golf R hatchback.

As a result, the Golf R 400 comes with a new bodykit consisting of new front and rear bumpers, enlarged wheelarches and uprated wheels. Inside, the concept car will feature new sport bucket seats with integrated head restrains and belt openings.

According to the official press release, the flared wheelarches are reminiscent of those on the 1988 Rallye Golf G60, while the body is painted in ‘Silver Flake’ metallic, in contrast with the gloss black roof and carbon fiber mirror caps. The exterior design is highlighted by the ‘Lemon Yellow’ colour found on the horizontal stripes across the front grille, while the interior stitching is also ‘Lemon Yellow’.

The concept car uses the same 2.0-liter TFSI engine found on the standard version, but tuned up to 400 hp. Bolted to a DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission and fitted with an all-wheel-drive system, the Golf R 400 promises a 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.9 seconds while the top speed is 174 mph or 280 km/h.

For those who don’t know, the standard version of the Volkswagen Golf R uses the same 2.0-liter TFSI engine found also on the GTI, that delivers 296 hp and a maximum torque of 380 Nm. Using the same permanent all-wheel drive and the DSG dual-clutch transmission, the Golf R zooms from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.9 seconds, while top speed is electronically limited at 250 km/h or 155 mph.

Volkswagen also said in the press release, that the Golf R 400 is only a concept car at this stage, and currently there are no production plans. Still, if the feedback is positive we might see this hot hatch on the streets very soon…

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