The retuned V10 TDI will produce more than the 313bhp and staggering 553 lb-ft of torque of the current car. In addition to monster power the R50 also has larger wheels with road focused tyres, stiffer suspension and a new aero kit.
That's all they are telling us about the car at the moment, but expect to hear more after it’s unveiling on the 11th October.
UPDATE: VW will not release power details but confirm that power WILL be increased over standard 5.0. The words 'generous increases' were used. Sorry, we couldn't find out any more info.