Volkswagen Golf R400 Close To Being Approved For Production

The Volkswagen Golf R400 was introduced about a year ago in Beijing, and boasted some incredible specs to back up the sporty and aggressive exterior. Originally, we were under the impression that the Golf R400 already received the green light for production, but a new report from Autocar says otherwise.

For whatever reason, the hottest form of the Volkswagen Golf vehicle has been held up in the pipeline and is now close to being approved for production. VW development head, Hans-Jakob Neusser, says the automaker is “just in front of a decision”.

If and when greenlit, the design of the production model should nearly mimic that seen on the concept, while the 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine will make the vehicle the most powerful production Golf, making close to 400 horsepower and 322 pound-feet of torque sent through a six-speed DSG automatic gearbox to the 4MOTION all-wheel drive system. The Golf R400 is expected to tip the scales at a 3,130 pounds and post a 0-62 miles per hour sprint in just 3.9 seconds, one second quicker than its Golf R sibling. Though market availability is currently unknown, pricing is expected to be around the $60,000 USD range.

Stay tuned as we learn more on the status of this pocket-rocket.

Sean is a staff writer for GM Authority and Motrolix. When's he's not busy taking in local automotive culture, he's probably detailing his car.

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