VW previews 294kW Golf R concept

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Official sketch portrays 294kW Golf R 400 Concept that will be revealed at the Beijing Motor Show.

Beijing - Now this is a taste tester with one heck of a kick: VW has released a design sketch of its hot new Golf concept that will make its world debut at the Beijing Motor Show this coming weekend.

What's so special about this Golf R then? For starters, VW has modified it to the tune of 294kW, although the company has yet to tell us what mechanical mods actually took place.

Never mind, we'll take their word for it that the Golf R 400 Concept can dart from 0-100km/h in just 3.9 seconds. Yes, that's a full second quicker than the standard Euro-spec Golf R. What’s more, it’ll whisk you to a top speed of 280km/h.

While we'll have to wait until Sunday to see real-life photos, VW's sketch shows us that it'll look a lot more aggro than the regular Golf R.

According to VW, the concept will feature body and bumper modifications as well as flared wheelarches, bespoke wheels and a reworked interior that has racing-style 'shell' seats with integrated headrests.

Anyone up for a dice?

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