- Jul 2015

Modded Monday: Volkswagen Golf R400

Volkswagen’s Golf R400 is a serious machine.

From time to time, manufacturers create something to show us that they know a thing or two about modifying their cars. After all, they did make the car so if anybody will know how best to modify it, it will be them. Volkswagen has done this with their Golf. Last year, Volkswagen made peoples mouths water with the Golf R400 concept, the car again made an appearance at the GoodWood Festival of Speed last month. If you don’t know about the R400, let us give you some details. Firstly the number 400 wasn’t chosen because it sounds cool, it’s meant to indicate that this is a 400 horsepower car, so around 295Kw. Yes you read right, from a 2.0l turbocharged engine. Crazy right? That is immense power to extract from a small engine, but the brains at Volkswagen have managed to do it.

R400

How will all this power be put down onto the tarmac? A Haldex 4 wheel drive system, the same as in the Golf R. The Golf R already is a very impressive piece of ┬ákit, but this car will make a Golf R seem redundant as it will accelerate from 0-100 in a claimed 3.9 seconds. Styling wise the car still keeps it cool but definitely shows you that it means business by means of ┬álarger front and rear bumpers, as well as chunkier wheels. Hints of yellow striping are also utilised to distinguish the car from its younger siblings. Apparently this car is not a mere concept, but will be a reality in the future. If that’s the case, hopefully sunny South Africa will see a couple coming this way but know that if that will happen, chances are they will be already sold. Happy Modded Monday

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