Oettinger unveils a 400 hp Volkswagen Golf VII R [w/video]

Article by Christian A., on May 16, 2014

Back in April at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show, Volkswagen introduced the Golf R 400 Concept a.k.a. the most powerful version of the Golf and now everyone is waiting for the production version. Still, if you don’t want to wait until the hot hatch arrives, Oettinger offers you’re a 400 hp version of the current Golf VII R.

Set to make its official debut at the 2014 Worthersee GTI meeting, the Oettinger Golf R comes with a larger turbocharger, a completely new exhaust system and some modifications brought to the engine management.

As a result, the 2.0-liter engine delivers 400 hp and 500 Nm of torque (369 lb-ft). For those who don’t know, the standard engine of the Golf R generates 296 hp and 380 Nm (280 lb-ft) of torque, and can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.9 seconds, when using the dual clutch gearbox (DSG) and has a top speed of 250 km/h or 155 mph.

Oettinger Golf R zooms from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in less than 4.0 seconds, while top speed is 280 km/h or 174 mph. If you consider that this is way too much for you, Oetting also can bring your Golf R to 360 hp or 380 hp, you decide.

Regarding the design, Oettinger also improved the Golf R with a new front spoiler, new side sills, a rear skirt with integrated air diffuser and exhaust system and a new roof spoiler.

The design is completed by the 19-inch Oettinger rims, but for those who want to be noticed the tuning company offers 20-inch wheels.

VW R 400 Concept

Volkswagen will make its presence felt at Auto China 2014 with the world debut of the R 400 Concept vehicle to prove just how far they can extend boundaries. Its name expresses its aim. It is a Golf conceived by the sports car maker for the brand, Volkswagen R GmbH. The 400 represents 400 PS (294 kW). The strong engine with the DNA of the WRC racing model thrusts the Golf to 100 km/h in just 3.9 seconds. Its top speed on a German expressway or race track is set at 280 km/h (governed).

3.55 kg per PS

The R 400, as an all-wheel drive vehicle, weighs only 1,420 kg due to its dense, high-performing engine (2.0 TSI), light twin-clutch gearbox, and light body. Its ratio of weight-to-power is a pronounced 3.55 kg per PS. The Volkswagen’s permanent all-wheel drive, 4MOTION, is also among the most fuel-effective systems around. Also, a Golf is also extremely streamlined, as is the R 400. Perfected details run through the entire R 400 concept, from engine to new body. This extreme Golf is in "Silver Flake", a light metallic which creates a contrast to the vehicle's glossy black carbon roof and mirror housings. The splitters, which are the wraparound aerodynamic components, have a carbon effect painted design, adapted from racing and the interior’s truly carbon accents.

R 400 turbocharged engine

A 2.0 TSI with the WRC race engine’s technical genes powers the Golf R 400. Matched against the 221 kW/300 PS Golf R, the R 400 creates 100 PS more power, providing 295 kW/400 PS at 7,200 rpm, equal to 200 PS / litre engine displacement. This power data is the same as that found in super sports cars. The engine's optimum torque was improved by 70 Nm to 450 (between 2,400 and 6,000 rpm).

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