Volkswagen Golf R 400 Confirmed for Production
The Volkswagen Golf lineup is about to become considerably more exciting with the addition of a model with 395 hp.
Making its debut at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show, the Volkswagen Golf R 400 (for 400 metric horsepower) will be built according to Volkswagen research and development chief Heinz-Jakob Neusser. Under the hood of the hot hatch is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine churning out 395 hp, allowing it to sprint from 0-62 mph (100 km.h) in 3.9 seconds. What’s even more exciting is that the German automaker will strip Mercedes-Benz and AMG of its claim to having the world’s most powerful production four-cylinder engine (355 hp) with the production of the VW Golf R 400.
Unfortunately, there’s no word on whether or not the Golf R 400 will make it to the U.S. But given how power-hungry American drivers are, it might be advantageous for VW to bring it to North America. It’s also now that VW is turning the tuned EA888 engine to a production unit that the powerplant could be appear in Audi models.
GALLERY: Volkswagen Golf R 400
Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.
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