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Pretty Pweeese! Volkswagen Golf R 400 May Be Headed For Production

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On: Mon, Nov 24, 2014 at 3:03PM | By: Teddy Field

Pretty Pweeese! Volkswagen Golf R 400 May Be Headed For Production

Every car nut loves a hot-hatch. They handle like a sports car, have plenty of power, yet they still offer all the practicality found in a normal hatchback. The Volkswagen Golf GTI is the recognized standard bearer, but the 395hp Volkswagen Golf R 400 takes that recipe to a whole other level. And it may be headed for the production line.

Introduced earlier this year at the Beijing Motor Show, the Volkswagen Golf R 400 concept is a blown Golf R that could run smoky circles around the Subaru WRX STI and Mitsubishi EVO. It’s got a 2.0L turbo-4 from the VW WRC rally car that produces 395hp/332 lb-ft. That power is distributed to all four wheels through an advanced 4MOTION AWD system that can activate the back axle before wheel slip even occurs. The Haldex-5 coupling acts as a center diff lock, and both front and rear axles have electronic differential locks that are handled by the stability control system. Using a button on the center console, the driver can select how much-or-little the stability program intervenes. And the XDS+ system will even brake the inside wheel to slingshot it through curves. Combine that with a trick suspension, and wheels that have cooling veins to direct air to the uprated brake system, and you have one smokin’ hot hatch.

The Volkswagen Golf R 400 has enough juice to handle the 0-62 mph squirt in just 3.9 seconds and the terminal velocity is limited to 173 mph. Not only is this the fastest Golf R ever made, it’s also nearly production-ready. The body panels, the interior, the wheels, the drivetrain, they all look ready to mass produce. England’s Car Magazine agrees with this assumption and claims that they’ve got someone in Wolfsburg who confirms that the car has been greenlit for production. Nobody at Volkswagen USA will confirm this, but given the new Golf R wagon, they obviously think Americans want more Golf R models. And since VW just unveiled the Volkswagen Golf R 400 at the LA Auto Show, we sure hope the rumors are true.

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