Volkswagen teases 400 hp Golf ahead of Beijing Show

Concept Cars 17 Apr 2014
Volkswagen teases 400 hp Golf ahead of Beijing Show

Volkswagen has released the first design sketches that preview the Golf R 400 Concept, a high performance version that will make its debut at the 2014 Beijing Auto Show.


As the name suggests, the Golf R 400 is an even more extreme concept version of the already powerful Golf R hatchback, with power increased from 300 to 400 PS.

Golf R 400 Concept Design Sketch

In addition to the engine modifications to increase power, the Golf R 400 features body and bumper modifications, flared wheelarches, uprated wheels and a reworked interior that includes motorsport shell seats with integral head restraints and belt openings.

Golf R 400 Concept Engine Design Sketch

The flared wheelarches are inspired by those on the 1988 Rallye Golf G60, and most of the concept is painted in ‘Silver Flake’ metallic, in contrast to the gloss black roof and carbon door mirror caps.

Golf R 400 Concept Design Sketch

‘Lemon Yellow’ highlights on the outside include the horizontal stripe across the grille (which, like the chrome strip on the Golf R, continues into the bi-xenon headlights), while the interior stitching is also ‘Lemon Yellow’.

The four-wheel drive, DSG-equipped Golf R 400 sprints from zero to 62 mph in just 3.9 seconds – one second quicker than the standard Golf R – and reaches a top speed of 174 mph.

At the moment there are no production plans.

(Source: Volkswagen)

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