The Golf 420R will be a reality for 2015!

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  1. Toyotec

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    News in from Car Magazine!

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    "Volkswagen is readying a red-hot Golf hot hatch with more than 400bhp - and the project has now been confirmed to CAR magazine by VW group powertrain chief Dr Heinz-Jakob Neusser.

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    It's the first official confirmation that VW will launch the Golf R400 concept as a production car. And it sounds like it could become the hottest hatch of all, as the GTI rat race continues to gather momentum.
    'We have the Golf more sporty than ever before, since we soon will have the Golf R400 - we will do this car,' said Neusser. 'We are in fact in development of it right now.'
    Yes, you read that right: in a few short months you'll be able to buy a super-Golf with more than 400bhp and four-wheel drive. It's like the Golf R has popped down the gym and snorted a load of steroids at breaktime...

    VW Golf R420: the lowdown

    This will be the first road car in the VW empire to premiere the high-output 2.0-litre turbo engine already seen in Audis TT420 concept car.
    Final power outputs are not yet known, but CAR expects somewhere between 400-414bhp [420 metric hp, hence the name], sent to all four wheels to stop the front wheels lighting up at every traffic light.


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    Design, spec of new 2016 Golf R420

    Dont worry: there is no Max Power bodykit lined up for this uber-Golf. CAR understands that itll continue the understated, classy look of the GTI and R, but with a new spoiler and aero pack with splitters and extra addenda.
    The brakes will be beefed up to cope with the extra oomph, but the track remains stock Golf. This has to fit down a regular Wolfsburg production line - it is emphatically not a limited edition car, according to our sources.

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    When can I buy the super Golf hot hatch?

    Word is the c400bhp VW Golf hyper-hatch is destined for a Frankfurt motor show debut in September 2015, with first deliveries pencilled in for late 2015 or early 2016. However, we also know that VW is preparing a couple of hot Golf GTI concepts for the 2015 Worthersee festival in May: a faster model, one prepped by VW apprentices and a wilder, crazier Golf concept.


    Cost of the R400/R420?

    To early to say definitively, but we hear that it will cost less than 50,000 in Germany. That means sub 40,000 in the UK, compared with 32,000 for a Golf R and 27,000 for a Golf GTI.

    Sounds like hot hatches just got a little bit hotter"

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  3. jasongtr Forum Member

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    wow, hopefully it will sell well, then there will be plenty of remapped ones for sale in 5 years time for a lot less and 500hp.
     
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    would think most will be on PCP or lease deals
    will be interesting to see what the price drops to after 3 years and if thats more than the final payment
     
  5. Toyotec

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    And 11secs passes down the pod and Tesco later for groceries.

    The asking price did attract quite a bit of debate over on our Facebook group though. Bare in mind that price is the beginning price. I am sure by the time you spec'ed that up, you are probably looking at 45k for what is still a Golf.
    A healthy deposit on a house or proper 911 turbo?
     
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    The winner in this is Volkswagen Finance.

    That car will be made at Halle 54 along the regular Golf and Golf R. So very little extra cost to the manufacturer.
    There is no limit on its run.
    On another note, I cannot see it being a 'best seller' in the EU as there are heavy taxes and insurances for performance cars like these there. So maybe most will be sold in the UK.
    I make that comment as 80% R's, we saw on our trip to the Golf production plant in WoB, were RHD!
     
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    has to be a good reason to live in old blighty;):thumbup:

    a R golf is just one of them [:D]
     
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    Probably due to all the really good lease deals on them.
     
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    wow, nice car
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