We would be so happy to carry a Golf R 400 at Sierra Volkswagen, and all signs point toward that happening.
The concept was first unveiled at the Beijing Auto Show in 2014. After that, we were told it would definitely come to the United States if it was ever cleared for production. Then we were told that it had been cleared for production, but details were still a bit murky.
This time, though, we’re even more certain it’ll happen, partly because the Volkswagen Golf R 400 has been spied in testing. At least it looks like the Golf R 400. This one has bigger brakes, different wheels, very low-profile tires, a front lip spoiler, and a rear wing reminiscent of the GTI Clubsport, but we’re not sure what else it could be.
Either way, we’re highly anticipating this one, especially since it’s supposed to come with four-wheel-drive and more than 400 brake horsepower. Stay tuned for the latest news!
Drifting is nearly never the fastest way around a corner—but no one can argue it isn’t almost universally the coolest way around one.
Even pro cyclist Tim Johnson seems to think so, and he rides a bicycle. Hardly a vehicle suited for drifting.
Before the USA Cycling Time Trials took place in Chattanooga, TN, which also happens to be home to Volkswagen’s headquarters, the automaker decided to have a bit of fun.
They invited professional rally driver Tanner Foust to take a 900-horsepower Volkswagen Passat Rockstar Drift car to go around the cycling TT course. Tim Johnson got to ride along to show Foust some of the intricacies of the course, but that didn’t seem to matter much to Foust. As far as he knew, the best way to take the roundabouts and turnaround points was the one that left the most smoke behind.
Check out what happened in the clip below! It’s crazy to think that car is just a modified version of the same Passat we carry at Sierra Volkswagen!