Exclusive: Volkswagen Golf R400’s future is still undecided image

A new statement is indicating that the future of the impressive Volkswagen Golf R400 is still undecided so it can go “both ways”.

Rumors on Volkswagen deciding the faith of the Golf R400 Concept are turning out to be nothing more than sweet dreams because the carmaker still hasn’t decided the future of the impressive hatchback. The announcement has been made by a company’s representative, to inautonews.com, after he was contacted.

“We have not confirmed whether or not the Golf R400 will go into production at this time”, said the official.

If it will indeed be hitting the production line, than the new Volkswagen Golf R400 is believed to be offered in a single body style, a 3-door, and its weight should be kept at about 1,420 kg, similar to the one of the concept car. The same 2.0 liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine, shared with the Golf R, is also expected to be found under its hood.

The unit is capable of producing a total output of 400 HP (294 kW) and 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) of torque, in the current configuration, meaning basically 100 HP and 70 Nm of torque more than what the current range topping model is providing. The model will become even more powerful than the current A45 AMG, which is also using a 2.0L four-cylinder turbo engine. Power will be sent to the 4MOTION all-wheel drive system, through a 6-speed DSG, allowing the hot hatch to reach 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.9 seconds and an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).