Making its first appearance in North America this week is the Über powered Volkswagen Golf R 400 Concept, a car that is just spitting distance from the showroom.

Looking not that much crazier than the new 2015 Golf R 400, this one has something a bit more wicked under its hood another 100 or so horsepower.

Its name says it all, with a near 400 horsepower version of the brand’s 2.0 liter TSI four-cylinder engine which can accelerate the Golf R from 0-60 in 3.9 seconds.

Making that possible of course is routing all that power through a 4MOTION all-wheel-drive system, which amounts to roughly 100 horsepower per wheel.

The body is wider by nearly an inch on both sides to allow for the larger 19” wheels. A more aggressive front fascia with larger intercooler opening flows into flared fenders, all tied together by a carbon fiber front splitter.

Out back a unique rear bumper has wheel well vents and a lower diffuser for better aerodynamics. It of course gets a center exhaust, now and R staple but the inside of those tail pipes have a showy honeycomb pattern. Details.

The cabin of the Golf R 400 Concept is lined with Alcantara and carbon fiber accents. Special are the racing style front seats with R badging and slots for racing harnesses.

They call this a concept car, but when these things are shown barely discernible from a production car. It walks like a duck, talks like a duck, well you know the rest.