The Volkswagen MkIV Golf R32 is most definitely my favorite car that VW has released in recent years. The menacing looks far outdo the MkV, and the 3.2 VR6 really cannot be replaced by the 2.0L Turbo of the MkVI. I really feel that VW did a great thing with the MkIV R32, but have not come up with a true equivalent in the 5th or 6th generation. I have had the pleasure to photograph two of these cars for Mike(I included a photo of his previous Tornado Red R32 at the bottom of this post), and I just can’t get enough of them. This particular example came to Mike from below the border and required pretty much a complete engine overhaul. Mike and a few good buddies took a lot of time to work on this car through the winter/spring of 2012, and eventually got the motor running good and strong, and man was this thing fast. The car dyno’d at 383 awhp and 439 lbft torque at 23 psi. All dialed in the car was making almost 500hp at the crank. Beautiful work on this car Mike, it was a blast while it was around!
Mike’s previous Tornado Red R32 on a shoot I did of it a few years back.
Other R32 shoots I have done: