VW Golf R 400 Will Likely Pack More Than 400 Horsepower

When VW took the wraps off the Golf R 400 Concept VW said that it was powered by a 395-hp 2.0L turbocharged engine, but now the production version could pack over 400 horsepower.

VW Golf R 400 Concept


When VW took the wraps off the Golf R 400 Concept last month at the Beijing Motor Show, VW said that it was powered by a 395-hp 2.0L turbocharged engine. Now VW claims that the production version could have even more power.
At the Vienna engine symposium, VW’s R&D chief Heinz-Jakob Neusser revealed that the Golf R’s 2.0L engine “could make more than 400 horsepower.” It’s amazing news and shows the potential of the 2.0L engine, which is the same engine that powers the GTI and Golf R.

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VW Golf R 400 Concept

VW hasn’t revealed what the updated performance specs look like, but the Golf R 400 concept was estimated to reach 0-62 mph in 3.9 seconds. With even more power under that hood, the production version should easily beat that.

Source: Car and Driver