Independent designer X-Tomi has created a virtual range-topping R400 variant of the Volkswagen Passat

Independent designer X-Tomi has created a virtual range-topping R400 variant of the Volkswagen Passat.

The rendering shows a sporty saloon with many design changes compared to the standard Passat. It features a fully redesigned front bumper with large air intakes and a carbon fiber splitter, new side skirts and a set of 19-inch alloy wheels, similar to the one in Golf R400 Concept.

If we were to believe a recent report, a sportier Passat R is being analyzed by the German manufacturer. According to the information, future R models will likely be offered with a 4MOTION all-wheel drive system as well as with six-cylinder engines that could also be turbocharged depending on application.

As a brief reminder, the Golf R400 Concept has a 2.0-liter turbocharged petrol engine that produces 400 HP (294 kW) and 450 Nm (332 lb-ft). It enables the car to do the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint in only 3.9 seconds.

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