Friday 24th May 2002
Volkswagen unveiled the most powerful production Golf to date, the R32, producing an impressive 240 bhp from its 3.2-litre V6 engine. The narrow-angle, 6-cylinder unit developed its peak power at 6,250 rpm, with maximum torque of 236 lbs/ft produced at just 2,800 rpm. It could sprint from 0-60 mph in 6.6 seconds and had a top speed of 153 mph. The R32 was built from 2002-2004, and only 500 were sold in the UK.