Volkswagen Golf R 400 Concept going to Beijing image

Volkswagen has recently announced its plans to introduce the so-called Golf R 400 Concept at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show, which will be opening its gates this Sunday.

After pulling the wraps off the facelifted version of the Touareg, Volkswagen is now focusing towards another model, a one-off vehicle in this case, the Golf R 400 Concept. The model in question has receive a matching body kit with beefier wheel arches and muscular bumpers, larger alloy wheels, a lighter roof made from carbon fiber, carbon fiber body panels, a stripped out cabin and some other tweaks, which will help it differentiate from the production Golf R.

The total weight of the Golf R 400 Concept will be kept to approximately 1,400 kg (3,086 lbs), 76 kg (167 lbs) lighter than the manual transmission Golf 7 R and 95 kg (209 lbs) lighter than the one equipped with the DSG. Power will be provided by an unknown engine, which will be producing no less than 400 PS (294 kW) and 450 Nm (383 lb-ft) of torque. This basically means 100 HP (73 kW) and 70 Nm (51 lb-ft) of torque more than the 2.0 liter turbocharged four-cylinder unit used on the regular Golf R. More details on the one-off vehicle will be announced in Beijing.