Could the High Performance Golf R400 Concept Be Produced in the US? We Explore the Rumors

By blogsadmin | Posted in In The Media on Friday, August 14th, 2015 at 8:40 pm
2016 VW Golf R400 Engine Specs and US Release Date

2016 VW Golf R400 Engine Specs and US Release Date

The reveal of the Golf R400 in 2014 was not the first time we got excited about a concept car from Volkswagen. But usually when it comes to these types of concept vehicles, the thrill soon wears off and turns to disappointment as we come to the realization that the model will never be available in our showroom. The Golf R400 may be different, though, and excitement over potential information regarding the 2016 VW Golf R400 engine specs and US release date has us convinced enough to share this news with you.

2016 VW Golf R400 Engine Specs and US Release Date 2016 Volkswagen Golf R400 Engine Performance and Specs 2016 Volkswagen Golf R400 Engine Performance and Specs

First things first: what is the Golf R400 and why do we care? The R400 was a concept model revealed in 2014 that easily excited Volkswagen and performance-car fans alike. The Golf model family is no stranger to high performance capabilities, as evidenced by the Golf GTI. But the Golf R400 engine specs had many of us giddy due to its power output of 400 PS (roughly 394 horsepower), hence the number 400 in the model name, and 332 lb.-ft. of torque.

The Golf R400 can sprint from 0 to 62 mph in just 3.9 seconds and maxes out at a top speed of 174 mph. For maximum performance and stability, the concept model has 4MOTION all-wheel drive. It also features sport suspension from the production model Golf R and 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels. It is still unclear whether a production model would retain these same specs and features, but if we had to guess, we wouldn’t expect too many changes.

 

2016 Volkswagen Golf R400 US Release Date and Availability

Though it sounds like we may eventually see a production model of the Golf R400, uncertainty remains over its future availability in the U.S. Rumors have us remaining confident that we will one day be able to get behind the wheel of the R400, with guesses as to its release date ranging from 2016 through 2018 (we remain optimistic with 2016), but rumors are only rumors. We eagerly await any official word from Volkswagen, and should it arrive, you can learn about it right here.

We are remaining hopeful with this one, however, and we will update you with any future confirmation of both the 2016 VW Golf R400 engine specs and US release date information. In the meantime, read up on more Volkswagen news from Neftin Volkswagen.

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5 Responses to “Could the High Performance Golf R400 Concept Be Produced in the US? We Explore the Rumors”

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  2. Ed Lowery says:

    So we could get the R400 on our shores? Let’s see…VW said it was gearing up to release the L1. Then there was the three-wheeled weekend racer. And, oh yeah, there was the rebirth of the microbus. I would hold my breath for VW only to keep their diesel fumes out of my lungs.

  3. D Greg Hyatt says:

    VW I own three , New Bettle, Cabrio, and MKlV Jetta. Where to start. Quality on some items great the paint on interior metal surfaces and bees wax can’t be beat here in Ohio salt covered winter roads. The bodies have held up great fenders not so much they rust where leafs and other items get stuck at bottom of aft front fender well. VW has lost its quality on many items, like the rear calipers freezing up with premature brake pad wear. Window motors failing even before the cars have 100,000 miles on them. Sub par wiring failing in the brake abs system due to corroded wires internally by wheel speed sensors. Steering racks cracking and external lines corroding to failure earlier then 100,000 miles. Ball joints very weak quality only last a few years unless you throw out the VW part and put in a Moog ball joint, same for the steering tie tod ends. Front strut mounts very weak with quality of mount rubber shrinking way to much and allowing the mount to rattle around. VW needs to get some old USA driven VW’ s. and tear them down to see what to improve there quality going forward on the new cars. Won’t even go into the high oil usage on the 2.0 engine. Come on VW get going on these poor quality items.

  4. Phumudzo Ndou says:

    I need 1 of these is it available in SA? if so please advise.

  5. Phumudzo Ndou says:

    I’d love to buy the R400, is it available in SA? if so please advise.

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