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.
Need for Speed: Carbon
The Volkswagen Golf R32 is featured in Need for Speed: Carbon as a Tier 2 Tuner with a price tag of $40,000. It is unlocked differently in the game:
The Golf R32 makes its appearance 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
In Need for Speed: Undercover, the R32 is 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 JobPalm 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 14th, 2009 as a Tier 2 car. Since August 22nd, 2012, it has been featured as an E class car.
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 Class E.
Players can use the R32 successfully in multiplayer matches against other Class E cars. Because of a good durability, it is also effective in Pursuit Outrun and Team Escape events.