Volkswagen Golf R400 Concept debuts on the Beijing Auto Show
Published on April 24, 2014 by Joey Wang
The Volkswagen Golf R400 Concept debuted on the 2014 Beijing Auto Show, looking ready to race the road. The R400 Concept previews a super speedy Golf that will be launched on international markets in 2016, and around-around we heard it will be sold on the China car market as well.
The R400 comes with a hefty body kit, lowered suspension, 19 inch wheels, and a large wing at the back. Power comes from a souped up variant of the 2.0 turbo that also powers the Golf GTI (210hp) and the Golf R (296hp).
The R400 has quite a few horses more. The engine delivers 395hp and 450nm, sending power to all four wheels via a 6-speed DSG. Unlimited top speed is 306km/h and 0-100 is gone in only 3.9 seconds.
The production version of the Golf R400 is mainly aimed at the popular Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG, which is also powered by a 2.0 turbo with an output of 360hp and 450nm.
Jet fighter exhaust pipes will melt the highway.
The base Volkswagen Golf, including the GTI, is manufactured in China by the FAW-Volkswagen joint venture. The R400 however will be imported into China from Germany, just like the Golf R.