Volkswagen will launch into a series of 400-hp Golf GTI R420, a prototype of which was shown last year at the Beijing Auto Show. The head of the department of research and development of new German brand Heinz Jakob Noysser told the publication Car.
“We will release the most sports Golf in history. Soon will the serial modification Golf R400 – we are developing this car right now,” – said Noysser. Other details about the new VW Golf top manager “Volkswagen” refused to open.
Four-wheel drive concept car was fitted with a four-cylinder 2.0 engine. Engine output is 400 horsepower and 450 Nm of torque. The prototype can accelerate from zero to sixty miles per hour in 3.9 seconds. But its “maximum speed” is electronically limited 280 kilometers per hour.
It is expected that the engine that will go into production, will receive the settings similar to motor concept Audi TT quattro sport, where he gave out 420 horsepower.
Premiere of new items will be held in autumn 2015 at the Frankfurt Motor Show, and its sales will start in 2016. According to unofficial data, the most powerful and fastest VW Golf GTI R420 in Germany will cost at least 50000€.