Volkswagen has equipped its Golf R with a motor developing up to 400 hp for its new concept car, which will go on display at the Beijing Auto Show from April 23.

The Golf R 400 is capable of going from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.9s and boasts a top speed of 280 km/h. According to Volkswagen, the model is merely a concept and is not destined to hit the market.

The latest production model of the Golf R, powered by a TSI engine with 300hp, is the most powerful yet. In Europe, where the hatch went on sale earlier this year, prices start at €40,700 (around $56,200).

Unveiled at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, the model accelerates to 100km/h in 5.1s, or in 4.9s when equipped with Volkswagen's optional dual-clutch gearbox. The top speed is electronically limited at 250km/h.

The Beijing International Automotive Exhibition (Beijing Auto Show) takes place from April 23 to 29.