400PS Golf R Concept Sketched

Those crazy Volkswagen engineers have been spending their lunch breaks working on a new performance flagship for the Golf range. The concept version of the all-wheel drive Golf R 400 is boosted to 400PS, up from the standard R’s 300PS, and these sketches give us a flavour of what to expect when it’s officially revealed at the Auto China show in Beijing. 

Volkswagen Golf R 400 Concept

Volkswagen Golf R 400 Concept

Alongside the power increase are big changes to the bodywork. Bigger bumpers, flared wheel-arches and larger wheels combine with a reworked interior to leave you in no doubt that this far from a standard R. The ‘Silver Flake’ ativan online pharmacy metallic paint is contrasted with ‘Lemon Yellow’ highlights that also carry through to the horizontal stripe that runs across across the grille and into the bi-xenon headlights.

At this early stage the Golf R 400 is being described as ‘only a concept’ and there are no production plans but that hasn’t stopped Volkswagen from teasing us with a few performance stats.  The DSG-equipped Golf R 400 will hit 62mph in under 4 seconds and top speed is 174 mph.

Volkswagen Golf R 400 Concept

Volkswagen Golf R 400 Concept

Volkswagen Golf R 400 Concept

Volkswagen Golf R 400 Concept


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Voted the Breakthrough Blogger of 2013 by SEAT and the Guild of Motoring Writers , Chris has lived and breathed cars since he was old enough to say 'faster'. With a penchant for hot hatches and an allergy to public transport, he would much prefer to drive a bad car than never drive at all. Fortunately his family has learned to put up with this obsession and the internet has provided a channel for his ramblings.

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