by Matthew Skwarczek on August 17, 2020. To many enthusiasts, ‘ R32 ‘ refers to Nissan Skyline GTRs. But it’s also the name of a Volkswagen : the Golf R32 . Previewed by the Beetle RSi, the Volkswagen Golf R32 was a step up in performance from the GTI hot hatch.
Golf R – The R model has a 2.0 litre tuned Turbo engine. It’s a newer model and is aimed more at performance as opposed to comfort. It’s notably a lot quicker than the R32 . It has a 2.0 litre turbo engine (like the R ), however it’s designed for comfort as well as performance (like the R32 ).
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However, it still posts a claimed 0-62mph time of 6.5sec – half a second quicker than the GTi – on the way to a limited 155mph top speed (we couldn’t get the GTi past 136mph). So the R32 is fast , but it is also a very accomplished high- speed cruiser.
Back in 1988, the US Government passed the Motor Vehicle Safety Compliance Act, which commissioned a set of safety and environmental regulations that all vehicles in the United States must-have. The law was actually put in place to reduce the sale of grey market import vehicles.
The Volkswagen Golf R32 (also known as the Volkswagen R32 ) is a hot hatch produced from 2003 to 2008. The R refers to Volkswagen’s motorsport department, Volkswagen Racing. 32 stands for the engine’s displacement. As seen on the Mk4 R32 , it utilises Volkswagen’s 4MOTION all-wheel drive system.
New VW Golf R
If it’s raw pace and refinement, the R has it nailed. Not only is it faster , it’s easier to drive fast, thanks to better traction, body control and more composure through corners. True, it does offset a bit of the GTI’s fun and agility for extra competence, but it isn’t enough to trade in that all-weather dominance.
Production of the R32 Skyline GT-R ceased in November 1994 after a production run of 43,937 units.
It’s clear that the cars of Golf R lineage will remain desirable in the future. Rarity: Volkswagen made the US-spec R32 numbers very simple. There were 5,000 examples produced for 2004 and the exact same number for 2008 Production Details.
By the time the Mk5 R32 went on sale, Volkswagen had dealt with most of the issues with the twin-clutch Direct Shift Gearbox and it’s proved more reliable than early Audi TTs which used the same transmission . Contemporary road tests praised the Mk5 R32 for the amount of grip it offered when cornering.
its definitely not turbo . its 3.2l VR6.
We have some bad news for all you Volkswagen R32 fans out there: Thomas Wegehaupt, spokesman for Volkswagen, has informed us that there will be no U.S. version of the R32 for the 2009 model year. It’s an odd move given that the redesigned R32 was on sale for less than a year.