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VW started working on their 395 bhp Golf R400 so that should be fun...

http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/work-underway-395bhp-vw-golf-r400

eusser gave no indication of a launch date for the most potent Golf model yet, which in concept form produced a 395bhp and 332lb ft from its beefed-up turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine, taken from the Golf R.

The R400 is all-wheel drive and uses a six-speed manual gearbox. It can hit 62mph from rest in just 3.9sec and reach a top speed of 174mph.
Sound familiar?
 

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Not sure if this is in reference to the same Golf model, but I read that there might be a targa roof option for the next-generation Golf as well. it would certainly add something a bit more exciting and interesting to the vehicle.

Australian magazine Car Advice has learned from an insider that the Golf Targa is "more than just an idea," which could mean that concepts or prototypes are considered.


http://www.autoevolution.com/news/volkswagen-golf-8-could-have-a-targa-version-94921.html#
 

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I noticed people really liked the Fiat 500 Cabriolet, which serves a similar purpose as this targa top does. Only difference is with the targa golf, they should see some real success with it in comparison to what competing brands have been trying to do
 

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The new Golf design is a nice improvement, and the Targa roof adds some more fun to it as well. Its a good move since I usually think of VW as a boring brand.
 

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Not sure if this is in reference to the same Golf model, but I read that there might be a targa roof option for the next-generation Golf as well. it would certainly add something a bit more exciting and interesting to the vehicle.





http://www.autoevolution.com/news/volkswagen-golf-8-could-have-a-targa-version-94921.html#
Yes but we're not talking about the NEXT golf. We're talking about THIS Golf and THIS golf they plan to stuff a 400 PS thingamajig in there... Gosh I hope they use the Audi 5 cyl :D:D:D:D:D
 

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While VW may seem boring, what they do well with is getting *hit done!
And even while they don't have a good understanding of the american market, they still do surprisingly well.
 

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I just get really bored with their vehicles. The engine here is exciting, but the design of their cars I find quite yawn inspiring.
 

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I just get really bored with their vehicles. The engine here is exciting, but the design of their cars I find quite yawn inspiring.
I think thats more the nature of german design then anything. Its always been a bit more conservative then other nations. Then again there is the 911 which is about the most RADICAL design there is. I mean they stuck the engine BEHIND the rear wheels. Its not suppoed to work that way >:)>:)>:)
 

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Looks like some competition is headed towards the RS. I much rather prefer the look of the Focus but if those performance ratings stand for the production of the Golf R400 that's gonna be a beast!
 

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Looks like some competition is headed towards the RS. I much rather prefer the look of the Focus but if those performance ratings stand for the production of the Golf R400 that's gonna be a beast!
But then it comes back to what someone likes as you consider where these will be driven mostly.

If the Golf ends up being faster, I still have more reasons for buying the RS than the Golf.
 

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But then it comes back to what someone likes as you consider where these will be driven mostly.

If the Golf ends up being faster, I still have more reasons for buying the RS than the Golf.
True.

It wouldn't matter to me either.

Im here for the Ford.

Been deprived of it for a while and now, it's time we finally get one.
 

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Yeah true. I get what your saying. Im here for Ford too but I'm just looking into performance comparison. Seeing a Golf with so much power is just interesting to see how it will perform in the real world. Could be fun to drive.
 

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Yeah i'll be on the look out for that as well.

Seeing how it matches up to the Focus and other performance models.

Some automotive media publications needs to get that mash up going
 

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I'm hearing a $60,000 price tag being bandied about for the R400. I don't care what it does, $60,000 is still too steep...
 

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I wouldn't pay more than $50k for it and even at $50k that already has me feeling uneasy about paying that much.
Phaeton 2.0 at that point. They're also asking Audi money, you could get your mitts on something with their lovely straight 5 for that money... The only boys who drop to their knees at horsepower figures are the boys who aren't buying...
 

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Audi RS3 went for £39,950 and the golf R for £31,970 (both 5 doors). Now the golf R400 doesn't seem to be bringing anything more sinister to the table then the RS3 and is certainly not as cool IMO.
 

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I've been reading that the R400 will likely come with a 6 speed DSG, not a manual shift. I have to wonder if Dual CLutches might actually be the key to better sales here. Put your prejudices aside for a second and think about how there are plenty of people who prefer not to shift, more then those who prefer to row it themselves. I know enthusiast this and that, but car companies are not charities, they're in business to make money.

I have a sneaking suspicion that, baring artificially limited quantities, the R400 will outsell the RS simply because of gearboxes.
 

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I've been reading that the R400 will likely come with a 6 speed DSG, not a manual shift. I have to wonder if Dual CLutches might actually be the key to better sales here. Put your prejudices aside for a second and think about how there are plenty of people who prefer not to shift, more then those who prefer to row it themselves. I know enthusiast this and that, but car companies are not charities, they're in business to make money.

I have a sneaking suspicion that, baring artificially limited quantities, the R400 will outsell the RS simply because of gearboxes.
I think were all falling victim to a bit of dis or misinformation. Some sources say 6 speed manual, some say 6 speed GSG... LOL jokers...
 
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