Volkswagen Golf R400

At this year’s Beijing Motor Show, Volkswagen has announced that it wants to produce the most powerful hot hatch car in the history of this class with the R400 version of the popular Golf. German carmaker said the R400 work of the famous “R” Division and the goal is to show the world a product that not only offers the most modern mechanics, but also a long list of modifications, both mechanical and design.

Volkswagen Golf R400

Volkswagen Golf R400 redesign

Volkswagen Golf R400 is based on the also recently introduced the Golf R, which means that it is available as a hatchback with three doors, but while the Golf R competed with Mercedes A45 AMG and BMW M325, R400 has gone a step forward in the class. From the design position, Golf R400 to 20 mm wider than the Golf R and provides an extensive list of lightweight materials. There are also more aggressive bumpers for improved aerodynamics, as well as 19-inch wheels, the suspension was modified which this car is 20 mm lower in comparison with the standard the Golf R. Similar changes can be observed in the interior, which did not change significantly with exception of a few lighter materials. As we mentioned, the R400 is based on the Golf three-door, but despite early indications that it could be very easy, so it did not happen. However, with a weight of 1,420 kg,  Golf R400 is lighter 56 kg than Golf R  and 135 kg lighter than AMG A45.

Volkswagen Golf R400

Volkswagen Golf R400 engine

Volkswagen Golf R400 powered by identical 2.0L turbo engine as the Golf R, but his strength is increased to an impressive 395 HP at 7,200 RPM and 450 Nm of torque between 2,000 and 6,000 rpm. Other mechanics taken from the Golf R are:  the six-speed manual transmission and 4MOTION all-wheel drive. This system is also special because it is able to transfer full power to the front or rear wheels, depending on the required conditions.

Volkswagen Golf R400 top speed

Volkswagen Golf R400 accelerate to 100 km / h in just 3.9 seconds, or a full second faster than the weaker cousin, while top speed is limited to 278 km / h. According to some announcements, the serial model could reach up to 300 km / h, but this information has not been officially confirmed.

Volkswagen Golf R400

Volkswagen Golf R400 release date

Although the Volkswagen Golf R400 is still just a concept, the latest stories say that the chances for serial production are real. If, and when that happens, the serial model can be expected in a larger car show in Europe next year.

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