The highlight over at the Beijing Motor Show 2014 Volkswagen stand is the Volkswagen Golf R 400 Concept. Far from the sensible image that Volkswagen purports to convey, the Golf R 400 Concept is a proper performance hatchback. Unfortunately it won’t make it onto the market any time soon, take a look at it in our live photos, looks fabulous doesn’t it?
Based on the standard Golf R hatchback, the R 400 shares the same 2.0 litre four-cylinder engine and 4MOTION four-wheel drive system. The Golf R 400 Concept is pumped up considerably with an extra 100 hp and 70 Nm of torque. Full figures are 400 hp together with 450 Nm of torque available from 2,400 to 6,000 rpm.
At 1,420 kg, the Golf R 400 weighs the same as the standard Golf R. The bodykit is more outlandish though. With 20 mm added to each side, the flared wheel arches make its potential obvious. The bodywork is painted in a unique ‘Silver Flake’ metallic, and contrasted with a gloss black roof and carbon door mirror caps.