Report: VW Golf R 420 approved for production, will debut at 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show

Article by Andrew Christian, on November 12, 2014

VW’s Golf R 400 Concept was unveiled earlier this year at the 2014 Auto China and since then the vehicle was rumored to be approved for production, while other sources said that it will not make it. Now, Car Magazine says that the vehicle will finally see a production version, citing company insiders. Moreover, we will see the new vehicle next September, at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show.

What’s more interesting is that the vehicle will actually be more powerful than the concept version, which carried a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine developing 400 hp and 450 Nm of torque from 2,400 to 6,000 rpm.

According to Car Magazine, the new Golf R 420 will actually get the same engine found on the TT Quattro Sport Concept unveiled earlier this year at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. The 2.0-liter TFSI engine found on the concept developed 420 hp and 450 Nm of torque.

As a result, the TT Quattro Sport Concept was able to hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.7 seconds. Dubbed the Golf R 420, the super Golf will arrive with the classy look of the GTI and R, but it will feature an improved aerodynamic body kit as well as more powerful brakes.

Even more interesting is that the upcoming vehicle will not be a limited edition car. Sources said that the car will cost less than 50,000 euros.

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