When concepts are released, carmakers want to see the public’s reaction to their new technologies or design approach. When an impressive prototype is shown, few questions appear immediately. Will it enter mass production? Will it retain most of the concept’s features? Well, in the case of the VW Golf R 400 concept, both answers are “almost” yes.
We say almost as the company shown real intentions to produce this concept but a clear confirmation is still pending. As a reminder, the Volkswagen Golf R 400 concept is a more powerful and aggressive version of the Golf VII R, a prototype seen in world premiere at Auto China.
It packs a powerful 2.0-liter engine four-cylinder engine producing 400 horsepower and 450 Nm of torque. With a total mass of just 1,420 kilograms, the 0-100 km/h sprint should be done in just 3,9 seconds with a top speed limited at 250 km/h.
It is linked to a six-speed DSG transmission and features a 4MOTION all-wheel drive system. These impressive figures are quite expected for a concept model but Volkswagen says that they want to retain as much features as possible for the production model.
According to Volkswagen, they are currently deciding if the high-performance concept is going to enter mass production or not. At this point, all we can do is hope that we will see this mighty beast of the streets in the near future.