Words courtesy of Volkswagen Driver Magazine
We’ve featured several supercharged and turbocharged R32s in the pages of Volkswagen Driver, and for good reason. The 3.2 V6 really comes alive when fitted with a forced induction system, with easy power outputs of upwards of 375 – 400 bhp, from what is essentially a bolt-on conversion, albeit a very expensive one. But some owners prefer the naturally-aspirated approach and although the ultimate power output is never going to be quite as impressive there is a lot to be said for conventional tuning techniques which maintain the original character of the free-revving narrow-angle VR6.
One such owner is Gary Whitehouse form Worcestershire; a regular at our track days, so far, he ha perused the naturally-aspirated route when it came to tuning his MK4 Golf R32 and the results have to be experienced to be believed; the sound of this engine is worth all the effort, let alone its instantaneous response, flexibility and free-revving delivery.
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