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Abt Sportsline Tunes VW R32, Hits 370 HP Note

The German tuners of Abt Sportsline have had their way with the VW Golf R32 taking the well-known and already sporty hot hatch down the road of higher horsepower. Although you'd never expect it with such few changes Abt's made to the exterior shell. Although Abt gives their R32 a new side skirt, blackened chrome dual… » 3/27/08 8:18am 3/27/08 8:18am

Jalopnik Fantasy Garage: Which Nissan Skyline?

As car legends go, few have had their flames as passionately fanned as the Nissan Skyline. Despite extensive research proving only seven Americans have seen one on the street, and four have actually driven the mythical machine, it's astounding how often its tale is told. We're reminded of a particular Jonathan Gold… » 7/10/07 12:00pm 7/10/07 12:00pm

Chicago Auto Show: US-Bound Volkswagen R32

Volkswagen execs say the 2004 Golf-based R32s are still so highly in demand that they've retained 85% of their resale value (seriously, check the eBay). And now, the company's shown off its long-awaited successor — right, the R32. Considering the updated model's been fitted for the VW/Audi DSG automanual, we're… » 2/07/07 4:11pm 2/07/07 4:11pm

Thunder Bunny! Volkswagen May Build SEMA Concept

Those Volkswagen tuners at the SEMA show may hearken a plan to launch an auto das ist pimpen in the US, according to Automotive News. The trade daily reports VW's Thunder Bunny concept it showed at SEMA (pictured) could see daylight eventually. The company is also looking toward increasing the availability of… » 11/06/06 1:53pm 11/06/06 1:53pm

Yes!: Volkswagen Rabbit R32 Coming to the US

Forget all you've heard about the US not getting the new Golf/Rabbit R32 factory tuner — or that some manner of "R36" was imminent — says AutoWeek. VW reportedly confirmed the R32 will hit these shores in 2007 a 2008 model. As we said of the European model, introduced at the Frankfurt show last year, "The 2006 R32's… » 6/20/06 10:24am 6/20/06 10:24am

Volkswagen R32 4Motion Goes on Sale in Europe in November, US Snubbed

While we've yet to get a line on when the 2006 VW Golf R32 4Motion will come to the US, at least we've heard it is coming, a prospect that was vague up until earlier this week. According to Autocar, The UK model will cost around 23,745 for the three-door, six-speed manual, which will likely translate into slightly… » 9/23/05 3:41pm 9/23/05 3:41pm