Volkswagen R32 Twin Turbo — European Car Magazine

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HPA’s Twin turbo R32 is the fastest street VW in the world

a clutch at 5500 rpm in an awd car is a risky Anyone who has tried it will to the ghastly, metal-rending noises precede a hard launch in an Quattro it’s not a good The whole point of four-wheel is to increase traction, not spin the like some mullet in a

But that’s exactly what Horn at HPA instructed me to do.

Try to create boost, he said, then let her fly. Interesting analogy, the part.

What the hell, it my car, so why should I care if the shot out the rear end like so metallic poo. I blipped the a few times and popped the pedal on the forward arc. The ensuing was unbelievable, like the car had been by a TGV bullet train.

With a sound like the of heavy-gauge canvas, the twin-turbo R32 60 mph in 3.2 sec. and went on to clear the with an ET of 11.4 sec. at 121 That puts this VW in with the latest from Ferrari and Porsche—or, more ahead of them all.

Its attributes are formidable, but it can also with frightening brevity and rip a road course or mountain faster than any Volkswagen ever seen. And it does all while maintaining the basic and functionality we’ve come to from a VW Golf.

Although this much performance a new R32 was not terribly difficult, it’s not for the challenged. After you’ve out 35 grand for the VW, it will cost 25 to qualify it for the far left lane. And yet the sum of two numbers still makes it an deal compared to other

I’d like to think project proves what a chassis Volkswagen has developed, Marcel. Even with the power and torque, the transmission and have remained largely This is a very good

The basis of HPA’s phenomenal to the R32 lies within the twin-turbo developed by the German company The VW’s 24V narrow-angle six-cylinder is fed forced air by a pair of K04 turbochargers about 19.5 psi of boost. the motor is fitted with black race bearings; is reduced from 11.3:1 to a 7.8:1 via an HGP head spacer.

Both HGP and HPA developed the software to run on the factory’s ECU. The intake, and fueling systems are proprietary developed by the two companies, and the twin are much like those on the 225-bhp Audi TT.

With the of its slightly lower stance and BBS the HPA R32 looks virtually identical to the original. This makes the project seem even amazing. No hood scoops or wings; no splashy graphics; a pair of broad shoulders in VW’s silver paint.

The HPA R32 is god-awful fast in a straight but its dragster-like prowess is matched to an tuned suspension. KW’s Variant I coilovers provide the blend of control and comfort, to transform the R32 chassis into never seen from the Additional control is achieved a pair of auxiliary shocks in the that help control the tendency to squat during launches and dive under braking.

Credit must also be to the Dunlop SP Supersport tires. I hadn’t much prior of these tires, their and exceptionally quiet ride me into ordering a set for staff These Dunlops seem to be

With the exception of the KKK turbochargers former package relied on turbos), the HGP turbo system is like the previous HGP kit for the 12-valve

The reason the gains are so much dramatic is due to the new 24-valve engine, Marcel.

The head is a work of angle has been optimized for flow, including the intake and ports. The pistons and rods are different. We could never for this much performance a 12-valve engine, no matter how we worked on it.

Darren Scharfenberg, HPA’s mechanic, spent a few days the kit and it performed flawlessly, even cranking the boost to 30 psi. We got than 600 hp after that bit of said Marcel. I’m the driveline can handle loads in of 700 hp.

HPA’s R32 was tested at Fontana’s speedway, just a few miles of hell. Despite temperatures 104*F, the car still kept its The only snag was in the brake booster and fluid literally to …. HPA’s R32 is without the most developed and capable I’ve ever photographed and Marcel and crew have set the bar so it’s doubtful anyone challenge this car’s for quite some time.

While this program undoubtedly appeal to a select most folks might something a bit tamer.

We have development on our Grassroots Program, Marcel. It’s a single for the new VR6. Darren just put one on his GTI and got 370 hp and about that much

I can bring it to market for about grand. Let’s hope promise isn’t as unbelievable as R32.

HPA R32 Twin-turbo



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