Volkswagen is readying a red-hot Golf hot hatch with more than 400bhp - and our spies have now caught the VW Golf GTI hyper-hatch for the first time, as it undergoes durability testing near the Nurburgring in Germany.

Our photographs reveal the car just weeks after VW group powertrain chief Dr Heinz-Jakob Neusser told CAR magazine the Golf R400 concept car was a live project and would reach production.

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. It should come as no surprise that Mercedes is preparing a brawnier A45 AMG with - you guess it - closer to 400bhp.


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STUD OR DUD? Volkswagen Golf R400 Prototype Caught Circling Nurburgring

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