Volkswagen is demonstrating at Auto China 2014 just how far the limits of the Golf range can be extended in the world premiere of the Golf R 400 concept car.
It is a Golf developed by Volkswagen R GmbH – the brand’s sports car manufacturer. 400 stands for 400 PS (294 kW). The powerful 2.0 TSI engine with the genes of the WRC racing version propels the Golf to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds. Its top speed is 280 km/h (governed). It weighs just 1,420 kg thanks to its compact high-performance engine (2.0 TSI), lightweight dual-clutch gearbox and low body weight.
Attention to details runs through the entire concept of the Golf R 400 – from the engine to the largely new body design. This extreme Golf is painted in “Silver Flake”; creating a contrast to this light metallic colour are the car’s glossy “Black” roof and mirror caps in genuine carbon. Also designed in painted carbon effect are the splitters (wrap-around aerodynamic parts) adapted from motorsport and genuine carbon accents in the interior.