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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.

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:

  • Exotic Career - Defeat Darius.
  • Muscle Career - Defeat Darius.
  • Tuner Career - Take over Morgan Beach.

It has a better top speed than the Mitsubishi Eclipse GT and is one of the best handling cars in the game since it is all-wheel drive. However, the R32 has a slightly underpowered acceleration, too.

Sal Mustella will drive a Golf R32, given the player chose the Mazda RX-8 as their starter car.

Need for Speed: ProStreet

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 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 14th, 2009 as a Tier 2 car. Since August 22nd, 2012, it has been featured as an E class car.

The R32 shows lacking cornering performance when compared to smaller Class E 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 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.

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White

The White style is an Amerikon Speedsystems performance tuned speedboost car that costs SpeedBoost21300. It was made available on December 16th, 2010.
NFSW Volkswagen R32 White
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TopSpeedIcon2 2%  AccelIcon2 3%  HandlingIcon2 4%
CarClassC 433 TopSpeedIcon2 529 AccelIcon2 482 HandlingIcon2 290
NFSWSafehouseAftermarketIcon NFSWBodykitSlot NFSWSpoilerSlot NFSWHoodSlot NFSWWheelsSlot NFSWNeonSlot NFSWWindowTintSlot NFSWLoweringSlot NFSWLicencePlateSlot NFSWWhiteVariantIcon SpeedBoost21300
NFSWSafehouseSkillModsIcon   NFSWSkillModSlot NFSWSkillModSlot NFSWSkillModSlot NFSWSkillModSlot NFSWSkillModSlot   White

Blue

The Blue style is a rotationally available stock cash car that costs Dollar icon225,000. It was made available on October 14th, 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 icon60,000.

NFSW Volkswagen Golf R32 Blue
WorldNavPerformance NFSWPerformanceEngineSlot NFSWPerformanceForcedInductionSlot NFSWPerformanceTransmissionSlot NFSWPerformanceSuspensionSlot NFSWPerformanceBrakesSlot NFSWPerformanceTyresSlot CarClassE 243 TopSpeedIcon2 257 AccelIcon2 221 HandlingIcon2 251
NFSWSafehouseAftermarketIcon NFSWBodykitSlot NFSWSpoilerSlot NFSWHoodSlot NFSWWheelsSlot NFSWNeonSlot NFSWWindowTintSlot NFSWLoweringSlot NFSWLicencePlateSlot NFSWBlueVariantIcon Dollar icon345,678
NFSWSafehouseSkillModsIcon   NFSWSkillModSlot NFSWSkillModSlot NFSWSkillModSlot NFSWSkillModSlot NFSWSkillModSlot   Blue

Vivoa (Rental)

The Vivoa style is a rental car that can be leased for SpeedBoost2150. It was made available on July 20th, 2010.

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

NFSW Volkswagen R32 Vivoa
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Amerikon Speedsystems
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TopSpeedIcon2 0%  AccelIcon2 1%  HandlingIcon2 2%
CarClassD 310 TopSpeedIcon2 351 AccelIcon2 315 HandlingIcon2 265
NFSWSafehouseAftermarketIcon NFSWBodykitIcon
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NFSWLoweringKitStage2 Need for Speed
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NFSWLicencePlateSlot NFSVehicleRentalIcon SpeedBoost2150
NFSWSafehouseSkillModsIcon   NFSWSkillModSlot NFSWSkillModSlot NFSWSkillModSlot NFSWSkillModSlot NFSWSkillModSlot   Vivoa

Vivoa (Cash)

The Vivoa style is a previous rental only car that can be purchased for Dollar icon112,500. It was made available on June 1st, 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
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WorldDownDraft
NFSWStarIcon
Dawndraft
Improved Engine
TopSpeedIcon2 1%  AccelIcon2 3%  HandlingIcon2 0%
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TopSpeedIcon2 1%  AccelIcon2 2%  HandlingIcon2 0%
StreetBlueTransmission
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Dawndraft
Improved Transmission
TopSpeedIcon2 1%  AccelIcon2 2%  HandlingIcon2 0%
StreetRedSuspension
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Nova-T
Improved Suspension
TopSpeedIcon2 1%  AccelIcon2 1%  HandlingIcon2 3%
StreetRedBrakes
WorldNovaT
NFSWStarIcon
Nova-T
Improved Brakes
TopSpeedIcon2 0%  AccelIcon2 0%  HandlingIcon2 3%
StreetBeigeTyres
WorldAmerikonSpeedsystems
NFSWStarIcon
Amerikon Speedsystems
Improved Tyres
TopSpeedIcon2 0%  AccelIcon2 1%  HandlingIcon2 2%
CarClassD 310 TopSpeedIcon2 351 AccelIcon2 315 HandlingIcon2 265
NFSWSafehouseAftermarketIcon NFSWBodykitIcon
NFSWSpoilerSlot NFSWHoodSlot NFSWManufacturer BBS
NFSWWheels BBS E17 BBS
Style E 17"
NFSWNeonSlot NFSWWindowTintSlot NFSWLoweringKitStage2
NFSWLoweringKitStage2 Need for Speed
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NFSWLicencePlateSlot NFSVehicleRentalIcon Dollar icon112,500
NFSWSafehouseSkillModsIcon   NFSWSkillModSlot NFSWSkillModSlot NFSWSkillModSlot NFSWSkillModSlot NFSWSkillModSlot   Vivoa

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
WorldNavPerformance NFSWPerformanceEngineSlot NFSWPerformanceForcedInductionSlot NFSWPerformanceTransmissionSlot NFSWPerformanceSuspensionSlot NFSWPerformanceBrakesSlot NFSWPerformanceTyresSlot CarClassE 243 TopSpeedIcon2 257 AccelIcon2 221 HandlingIcon2 251
NFSWSafehouseAftermarketIcon NFSWBodykitSlot NFSWSpoilerSlot NFSWHoodSlot NFSWManufacturer BBS
NFSWNeonSlot NFSWWindowTintSlot NFSWLoweringKitStage3
NFSWLoweringKitStage3 Lowering Kit
Stage 3
NFSWStandardLicensePlate
WorldLicensePlateLIMITED Licence Plate
"Limited"
ArtDirectorEditionIcon2 Unreleased
NFSWSafehouseSkillModsIcon   NFSWSkillModSlot NFSWSkillModSlot NFSWSkillModSlot NFSWSkillModSlot NFSWSkillModSlot   Limited Edition

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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