It’d be an understatement to say that we rather liked the sound of VW’s 395bhp Golf R400when it was revealed at the Beijing motor show. We’re rather pleased, then, that it looks to become a production reality. Speaking to Car And Driver, VW research and development chief Heinz-Jakob Neusser confirmed that the R400 will be built.
So long as the price doesn’t see too big an increase over the standard Golf R’s £29,900 UK price tag (we can only hope), the R400 would offer a huge amount of performance for the money. There’s currently no word as to what markets the production R400 will go to, or how many of the 174mph hot hatches will be made.
With its turbocharged 2.0-litre TFSI engine, the concept version can sprint from 0-62mph in just 3.9 seconds. A Haldex four-wheel drive system, meanwhile, helps keep all that power in check.Great car so we can expect this version of golf as soon as it is possible, but just lucky guys will drive this car.