Volkswagen Golf R 400 Concept Makes North American Debut in LA

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With its debut at the L.A. Auto Show Volkswagen fans everywhere are almost guaranteed to be salivating at the possibility of a production version of the Golf R 400. 

With 394 hp being sent to all four wheels this high-performance Golf would sit above the Golf R, should it ever go into production. With a claimed 0-62 MPH time of just 3.9 seconds this Golf is no goof, though it will surely make enthusiasts laugh and smile with automotive joy.

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This clever concept uses an interesting all-wheel drive setup, which sends power exclusively to the front wheels under low-load conditions.  If needed the car’s Haldex-5 coupling sends power rearward for maximum grip as dictated by conditions. Volkswagen refers to the system as permanent all-wheel drive.

Last seen at the Beijing Motor Show the Golf R 400 Concept looks like a futuristic Golf R with cool lemon-yellow accents and carbon-fiber trim. Inside the car gets sporty bucket seats and additional carbon-fiber accents.

There are rumors this scalding-hot-hatchback is going into production, but so far there’s no confirmation, so keep your fingers crossed VW fans.

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