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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.

The first R32 was based on the Golf GTi (Mk4) and was initially designed as a limited production variant of the Golf. Thanks to high demand, Volkswagen opted for full-scale production of the R32.

The Mk5 R32 was the world's first production car to provide an option for a direct shift gearbox (DSG) automatic transmission.

In September 2005, the Golf Mk5 R32 entered production. The 3.2 litre VR6 was revised and received a mild power upgrade. As seen on the Mk4 R32, it utilises Volkswagen's 4MOTION all-wheel drive system.

Games

Need for Speed: Carbon

The Golf R32 appears in Need for Speed: Carbon as a tier 2 tuner class car.

It is an all-rounder and a good handling, thanks to itss all-wheel drive. These traits can be useful on bendy tracks, however, it has slightly poor acceleration, and it handling can be quite twitchy.

Stock

The stock Golf R32 is unlocked for purchase in the Career mode depending on the player's chosen career path:

Once unlocked, it can be purchased from any Car Lot for 40,000 cash.

NFSC Volkswagen GolfR32 Stock.jpg
CarbonTunerIcon.png Tuner Tier 2
Stock: 40,000 cash
Top Speed 2.8
Acceleration 3.2
Handling 7.1

Sal's

Sal drives a Golf R32 as part of the crew in the tuner career path of the Career mode, if the player drives a tier 2 car.

NFSC Volkswagen GolfR32 CrewSal.jpg
CarbonTunerIcon.png Tuner Tier 2
Crew Member
Top Speed 2.8
Acceleration 3.2
Handling 7.1

Need for Speed: ProStreet

The Golf R32 appears in Need for Speed: ProStreet as a tier 2 car with a price tag of $32,000. It is unlocked upon dominating Showdown: Chicago race day.

It has a 0-60 mph time of 6.7 seconds and 0 to 100mph time of 17.6 seconds, making it a decent performing car for Grip. The R32 is also controllable in corners, given its good traction.

Need for Speed: Undercover

The Golf R32 appears in Need for Speed: Undercover as a Tier 4 vehicle with a price tag of $41,000. It appears in the PlayStation 2 and Nintendo Wii releases with a price tag of $38,000.

With a series of upgrades, the Golf R32 is capable of reaching 198mph (318km/h). It has the worst acceleration out of every Tier 4 car, but compensates for this with good handling.

A R32 is driven by the first antagonist - Zack Maio - in the Job Palm Harbor Rally. After completing the job, the player can keep it as a pink slip car.

Need for Speed: World

The Volkswagen R32 was made available in Need for Speed: World during the Taiwan restricted test session on October 14, 2009 as a tier 2 car. Since August 22, 2012, it has been featured as an E class car.

The R32 shows lacking cornering performance when compared to smaller E class cars such as the Nissan Silvia (S15). It is on the same level as the Mazda Mazdaspeed3 and somewhat better than the Volkswagen Scirocco in terms of handling.

The Scirocco on the other hand, possesses a better acceleration at the cost of a weaker nitrous boost and worse handling. The R32 boasts typical acceleration, a decent nitrous output and an impressive top speed of 139 mph (224 km/h), which is the highest among E class.

Players can use the R32 successfully in multiplayer matches against other E class cars. Because of a good durability, it is also effective in Pursuit Outrun and Team Escape events.

Stock: 243 (E class) Maximum: 537 (B class)

White

The White style is an Amerikon Speedsystems performance tuned speedboost car that costs SpeedBoost1300. It was made available on December 16, 2010.

NFSW Volkswagen R32 White.jpg
Performance Parts
StreetBeigeEngine.png
StreetBeigeForcedInduction.png
StreetBeigeTransmission.png
StreetBeigeSuspension.png
StreetBeigeBrakes.png
StreetBeigeTyres.png
Aftermarket Parts
Standard Body
Stock Spoiler
Stock Hood
Stock Wheels
No Neon
Stock Window Tint
Default Ride Height
Default Licence Plate
Skill Mods
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
Class C Car 433
TopSpeedIcon2.png 529
AccelIcon2.png 482
HandlingIcon2.png 290
NFSWWhiteVariantIcon.png
Standard
SpeedBoost1300

Blue

The Blue style is a rotationally available stock cash car that costs Dollar icon.png225,000. It was made available on October 14, 2009 during the Taiwan restricted test session.

Before August 22nd, 2012, it could only be purchased if the player was at Driver Level 10 or above and cost Dollar icon.png60,000.

NFSW Volkswagen Golf R32 Blue.jpg
Performance Parts
Stock Engine
Stock Forced Induction
Stock Transmission
Stock Suspension
Stock Brakes
Stock Tyres
Aftermarket Parts
Standard Body
Stock Spoiler
Stock Hood
Stock Wheels
No Neon
Stock Window Tint
Default Ride Height
Default Licence Plate
Skill Mods
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
Class E Car 243
TopSpeedIcon2.png 257
AccelIcon2.png 221
HandlingIcon2.png 251
NFSWBlueVariantIcon.png
Standard
Dollar icon.png345,678

Vivoa (Rental)

The Vivoa style is a rental car that can be leased for SpeedBoost150. It was made available on July 20, 2010.

It is fitted with various Street quality performance parts from different manufacturers, and a selection of aftermarket parts.

NFSW Volkswagen R32 Vivoa.jpg
Performance Parts
StreetBlueEngine.png
StreetBlueForcedInduction.png
StreetBlueTransmission.png
StreetRedSuspension.png
StreetRedBrakes.png
StreetBeigeTyres.png
Aftermarket Parts
NFSWBodykitIcon.png
Stock Spoiler
Stock Hood
NFSWManufacturer BBS.png
No Neon
Stock Window Tint
NFSWLoweringKitStage2.png
Default Licence Plate
Skill Mods
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
Class D Car 310
TopSpeedIcon2.png 351
AccelIcon2.png 315
HandlingIcon2.png 265
NFSVehicleRentalIcon.png
Rental
SpeedBoost150

Vivoa (Cash)

The Vivoa style is a previous rental only car that can be purchased for Dollar icon.png112,500. It was made available on June 1, 2015 as part of the End of the World event.

It is fitted with various Street quality performance parts from different manufacturers, and a selection of aftermarket parts.

NFSW Volkswagen R32 Vivoa.jpg
Performance Parts
StreetBlueEngine.png
StreetBlueForcedInduction.png
StreetBlueTransmission.png
StreetRedSuspension.png
StreetRedBrakes.png
StreetBeigeTyres.png
Aftermarket Parts
NFSWBodykitIcon.png
Stock Spoiler
Stock Hood
NFSWManufacturer BBS.png
No Neon
Stock Window Tint
NFSWLoweringKitStage2.png
Default Licence Plate
Skill Mods
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
Class D Car 310
TopSpeedIcon2.png 351
AccelIcon2.png 315
HandlingIcon2.png 265
NFSVehicleRentalIcon.png
Rental
Dollar icon.png112,500

Limited Edition

The Limited Edition style is an art director car that was never released.

It is not fitted with any performance parts, but does feature several aftermarket parts and a unique "Limited Edition" livery.

NFSW Volkswagen R32 Limited.jpg
Performance Parts
Stock Engine
Stock Forced Induction
Stock Transmission
Stock Suspension
Stock Brakes
Stock Tyres
Aftermarket Parts
Standard Body
Stock Spoiler
Stock Hood
NFSWManufacturer BBS.png
No Neon
Stock Window Tint
NFSWLoweringKitStage3.png
NFSWStandardLicensePlate.png
Skill Mods
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
Class E Car 243
TopSpeedIcon2.png 257
AccelIcon2.png 221
HandlingIcon2.png 251
ArtDirectorEditionIcon2.png
Art Director
Unreleased

Trivia

  • The Volkswagen R32 is available as a die-cast bonus car in Need for Speed: Undercover. Players have to enter !3/$"): in the secret codes menu to unlock it.

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References


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