Volkswagen pleasantly surprised all his followers when he introduced the Golf R400 Concept last year at the Beijing Auto Show. But the joy of the stalwarts of the German mark will be even greater when they learn that this prototype will become production model this year.
This was confirmed by Dr. Heinz-Jakob Neusser, head of the propulsion system of the VW Group. “ Soon we will have the Golf R 400 , let’s do it.” He added “indeed we are developing it at this time”. Statements were made by the executive to the British magazine CAR.
This vehicle would take the turbocharged 2 liter four-cylinder TFSI that could be seen in the Audi TT Quattro Concept Sports and everything indicates that his power would be at 420 horses [1999006 Engine ], surpassing the 400 prototype. Of torque has not spoken, but the R Concept reaches 400 450 Nm so the figure could be slightly higher.
This will become the Golf fastest production , far exceeding the Golf GTI and R. Of these, however, inherit simplicity in design because you will have a new aerodynamic kit but will not be very radical. Yes you will be ready to receive new more powerful brakes capable of controlling all the power of this beast.
The Volkswagen Golf R 420 (name not confirmed, but it fits for its power) hit the market late 2015 or early 2016 . Is expected to make its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show, held in September. Pricewise, it is expected not to exceed 50,000 euros in Germany (the Golf R costs 39,000).
Source – CAR Magazine
From 18,740 euro
Section Volkswagen confirms a production version of the Golf R 400 was originally published in Current Motor.