VW Golf R420: why Volkswagen is readying a super-Golf GTI

volkswagen-r400-10Golf R400 concept as a production car.

Yes, you read that right: next year you’ll be able to buy a super-Golf with more than 400bhp. And you can read more about this story in the November 2014 issue of CAR magazine out now.

VW Golf R420: the lowdown

Although not yet officially confirmed by Volkswagen, CAR magazine can reveal that the muscular Golf R400 will enter full series production in 2015.

This will be the first road car in the VW empire to premiere the high-output 2.0-litre turbo engine already seen in Audi’s TT420 concept car.

Final power outputs are not yet known, but CAR expects somewhere between 400-414bhp, sent to all four wheels to stop the front wheels lighting up at every traffic lights.

Design, spec of new 2105 Golf R420

Don’t worry: there is no Max Power bodykit lined up for this uber-Golf. CAR understands that it’ll continue the understated, classy look of the GTI and R, but with a new spoiler and aero pack with splitters and extra addenda.

The brakes will be beefed up to cope with the extra oomph, but the track remains stock Golf. This has to fit down a regular Wolfsburg production line – it is emphatically not a limited edition car, according to our sources.

When can I buy a super Golf?

Word is the 400bhp VW Golf hyper-hatch is destined for a Frankfurt motor show debut in September 2015, with first deliveries pencilled in for late next year.

Cost? To early to say definitively, but we hear that it will cost less than €50,000 in Germany. That means sub £40,000 in the UK, compared with £32,000 for a Golf R and £27,000 for a Golf GTI.

Sounds like hot hatches just got a little bit hotter…

SOURCE: http://www.carmagazine.co.uk/Secret-new-cars/Search-Results/Spyshots/VW-Golf-R420-2015-why-Volkswagen-is-readying-a-super-Golf-GTI/

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