Here’s The Volkswagen Golf R400 Concept In The Flesh

A few days ago, we showed you illustrations on the upcoming Volkswagen Golf R400 Concept, which was set to debut at Auto China 2014 in Beijing. But wouldn’t you want to see some real photos?

As reported before, the Golf R400 Concept is stuffed with VW’s venerable 2.0L turbo-four that’s cranked up to 11 (a la “This Is Spinal Tap) with 395 horsepower mated to a six-speed dual-clutch (DSG) automatic and 4MOTION all-wheel drive that helps transfer the Golf’s voluminous power to the pavement. All in all, the car has a top speed of 174 mph and can complete the 0-100 km/h (62 mph) sprint in 3.9 seconds. That figure is Corvette Stingray Z51 territory, while also annihilating the performance of such fabled supercars as the Lamborghini Countach. Ain’t technology great?

The Golf R400 Concept has been lowered and shod with 19-inch wheels. Fluorescent yellow trim pieces “subtly” adorn all four sides. Aside of some expected show car trim, like the abundant use of carbon fiber in the cabin — the Golf R400 Concept looks ready to hit the streets. But will it? And if it does, will it hit U.S. shores? Volkswagen is keeping mum at the moment, but Motrolix will be the first to let you know if that happens.

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