The VW Golf IV R32 has gone through a series of extensive upgrades courtesy of German tuner HPerformance. They mainly focused on the hot hatchback’s iconic 3.2-liter V6 normally aspirated engine which in the standard configuration puts out 240 PS (177 kW) and 320 Nm (236 lb-ft) of torque, but the aftermarket specialists installed a HPA EFR550 turbocharger and tweaked the software to increase power to a very impressive 550 PS (404 kW) and 730 Nm (539 lb-ft) of torque sent to the 4MOTION all-wheel drive arrangement.
HPerformance also fiddled with other areas of the car as the VW Golf IV R32 now has HRE 19-inch rims, KW variant 2 coilovers, bigger front wings, H&R stabilizers, electronically-adjustable boost controller and a bespoke water-cooled intake manifold. Moreover, HPerformance has also installed a new custom exhaust system that comes with 90 mm end pipes which should provide a more powerful soundtrack once you floor it and unleash all those ponies lurking underneath the hood.
We don’t have details concerning the car’s performances, but given the massive amount of power added, you can rest assure it’s a lot quicker than the standard model which runs the 0-100 km/h sprint in 6.6 seconds and tops out at 247 km/h.