Golf R400

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  1. Deako Paid Member Paid Member

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    http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/volkswagen/golf/86657/volkswagen-golf-r-400-pictures

     
  2. Toyotec

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    Thanks for that heads up Deako.

    Quite interesting that they are running a conventional manual gearbox on this concept.

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    Pic from Autoexpress
     
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    Beat me to it Luke ;)

    In my opinion, VW should have produced something like the R wearing the iconic GTI badge. After all, it is the GTI that is known World wide as being one of the most sort after hatchbacks ever made, especially in MK1 / 2 form.

    That's just my take on things, but I think it's down to the fact that the Golf GTI is the everyday car for the enthusiast or the family. A fire breathing GTI might be too much for some people I guess ;)

    Would be good to see something with more power than the BMW and Merc hatchbacks, but I can't see that happening.

    And well seen Edd. :thumbup: Just shows the manual transmission is still considered as the "Drivers" choice. Glad I went manual with my Performance MK7 GTI.
     
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    Read this on Pistonheads last night.

    This would be a great car, and 400hp, no problem at all from that engine.
     
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    The problem about making vehicles like the Golf 400R/ Golf EVO, is the cost bring to production and the actual demand for such a product. This is on the back of a mass produced to 211-230bhp hatch that has enough demand to justify the price tag and could be easily marketed to anyone who believes he/she is buying into the "GTI" experience.
    They did say it puts the power down via a DSG, I suspect their must be working on a more robust clutch pack design (which will add to cost per car) for the DSG gearbox to cope with 332lbft of twist.
     
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    I would suspect that engine would have bespoke components compared to the Golf R.

    I suspect a product response from Merc and BMW if VW does pull this off. The 4 cylinder Power and CO2 war is well on the way!
     
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    They could use the 5 pot and 7 speed box S-tronic from the tt-rs. 400hp+ with some software tuning only. No special parts needed.
     
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    Good point. I did not think about that.

    360ish bhp and 345lbft in base form for the TTRS. So potentially there are less chances of durability issues on a 4 cylinder with up to 332lbft of twist.
     
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    Have a 7 speed s-tronic in my supercharged 3L S4. Staggeringly good. Rapid changes and auto downshifts with blips when you hit the brakes. Great fun! Pops and bangs also. In a lighter car, this power, box, and 4wd grip would be awesome.
     
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    1600cc V6 turbo would be better ;)
     
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    Audi is also doing TT 420 so I suspect similarities in engine hardware , drivetrain etc. That should bring the cost down.
     
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    Come on spill the beans ( may need another thread though...lol)
     
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    Thats a 4-pot though isnt it?
     
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    I think it is.
     
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    This is CO2-driven

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    I hope we do not end up there...lol
     
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    yep TTR looks more like it

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