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Volkswagen Golf R 400 Concept with 395bhp heading for Beijing

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0700

The VW Golf R 400 can hit 62mph in 3.9 seconds

Volkswagen usually reserve their extreme concepts for the Worthersee Show, but they’re heading to next week’s Beijing Motor Show with a very extreme Golf R. The VW Golf R 400 Concept takes the regular Golf R – perhaps the most ‘grown-up’ hot hatch you can buy – and not only adds more power but extreme styling too.

That means the 2.0 litre turbo 4-cylinder engine in the Golf R being crankes up to deliver 395bhp (400PS) which cuts the 0-62mph time by a full second over the production Golf R with the DSG ‘box to a supercar-bashing 3.9 seconds. The Golf R 400 can also reach 175mph.

Visually, the Golf R 400 looks to get new bumper treatments and bigger wheel arches, a fresh set of alloys and an interior that features motorsport seats.

Volkswagen say the Golf R 400 is a pure concept and that there are currently no plans to produce it. That said, there’s a chance – if the response is positive – that the Golf R 400 could see limited production at a big price.

More details will probably be forthcoming at the Beijing Motor Show next week.

By Cars UK