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In November last year, we reported that an uber Golf, dubbed the R 400, was mooted for production. Now, as understood by CAR UK, the Volkswagen Golf R420 has been given the official production thumbs up. The good news was confirmed by none other than Volkswagen’s powertrain honcho, Dr. Heinz-Jakob Neusser.

First, a bit of a recap for those not too familiar with what’s going on. Back in April 2014, Volkswagen revealed the Golf R 400 Concept which (surprise, surprise) consisted mainly of parts sourced from production vehicles, albeit with a dash of racing technology. Still, the overall product appeared as if it was ready for production, fuelling production rumours further.

So why the slight name change? According to Volkswagen, the Golf R420 will be the first production car to feature the 2.0 litre turbocharged engine from the Audi TT quattro sport concept. While exact power figures remain a mystery, the public can expect the R420 to possess more than 400 hp.

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On the Golf R 400, power was transferred to all four corners via a six-speed DSG gearbox so expect similar a similar mention in the R420’s brochure later on. Performance figures for the R 400 include a 0-100 km/h sprint time of 3.9 seconds and an electronically limited top whack of 250 km/h.

Looks wise, the Volkswagen Golf R420 is expected shun the dramatic looks of its rivals (we’re looking at you, Ford Focus RS) and adopt a relatively restrained bodykit coupled to “a new spoiler and aero pack with splitters and extra addenda.” Look closer and one will likely spot the required larger brake discs.

While no confirmed date has been set for its debut, word on the vine is that the Golf R420 is slated for a Frankfurt appearance in September, deliveries are scheduled to take place in late 2015 or early 2016, at the latest. Prices for the 400+ hp Golf are rumoured to begin at around €50,000 (RM193,755).