The German car manufacturer Volkswagen has finally confirmed its plans to ship a party of the warmed-up 2007 VW Golf R32 hatchbacks to the United States.
According to officially disseminated press release, the performance Volkswagen Golf R32 model, which is quite popular among European motorists since its introduction there last fall during the annual international motor show in Frankfurt, will most probably appear in the U.S. this June and will be sold as 2007 model.
Setting the Mitsubishi Evolution IX and the Subaru WRX STI in its cross-hairs, the car will probably feature the same 250hp / 236 lb.-ft. of torque 3.2-liter V6 engine and the 4Motion all-wheel-drive transmission with DSG dual-clutch gearbox as the European model.
With such formidable powerplant under purring under its plain-looking hood, the vehicle is able to achieve a top speed of 250 kilometers per hour (155 mph) and takes only 6.5 seconds to accelerate from zero to 100 km/h (60 mph.) Not exactly a supercar-like performance, but indeed very impressive for its price range.
The vehicle is also equipped with a sportier aero kit (it includes extra air ducts in the front bumper, a black-painted air diffuser in the rear bumper and a larger than life rear spoiler) and a set of 18-inch wheels crafted from a light alloy.
To make sure that the car stays firmer on the road, the German engineers have also lowered its ground clearance by a couple of centimeters.
Of course, it will also feature leather interior with sports seats and aluminum trim, sporty steering wheel with perforated grip area, an automatic Climatronic climate control and a ten-speaker RCD 300 premium audio system, a huge LCD multifunction display, tire pressure monitor system, as well as standard bi-xenon headlights.
To make the sporty car safer to drive, the VW Golf R32 is equipped with ESP, brake assistant and whole six airbags if things do go terribly wrong.
Nothing about the price and technical specs, yet.
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