Posted By RichC on February 8, 2007
Volkswagen of America announced the high performance version of the GTI known as the R32 which boast a 250 horsepower narrow-angle 3.2L V6. This unique powerplant will be mated to the six speed dual clutch transmission (DSG) and shift paddles on the steering column. The 0-60 times are said to be in the mid-6 second times and special interior/exterior R32 trim. According to the spokesperson at the Chicago Auto Show, the first 832 existing R32 and GTI owners to place a deposit for this special edition VW will received the first vehicles in August 2007.
EDIT 2/8/2007 – Autoblog reader spots the hinted website to be given to existing GTI and R32 owners … check this out!
EDIT 2/9/2007 – My local VW Dealer contact has priced the pre-order only R32 at: $33,590 plus Tax and title. The only option available is the DVD nav system at $1800.