Volkswagen has introduced at this year’s Beijing Motor Show the radical Golf R 400 concept which makes use of an uprated four-cylinder, 2.0-liter turbocharged engine. The power unit has received a modified turbocharger as well as a reinforced crankcase which has increased the output from the Golf R’s 300 PS to 400 PS while the torque figure is also up by 70 Nm to 450 Nm. This high amount of power is put to the ground via a six-speed DSG gearbox sending the power to a 4MOTION all-wheel drive system.
Thanks to this hardware arrangement, the Volkswagen Golf R 400 concept needs a mere 3.9 seconds to get from 0 to 100 km/h and it will keep on going until it reaches a top speed of 280 km/h. The hot hatchback tips the scales at 1,420 kg and rides on 19-inch alloy wheels wrapped around in 235/35 R19 tires. Other highlights include a centrally-positioned dual exhaust arrangement, along with a carbon fiber front splitter and motorsport shell seats.