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Review: 2008 Volkswagen R32

The scraping as I pulled into the church parking lot worried me. I'd only had one of the rarest of VeeDubs for a few hours and I might have already nicked it. An unholy shame for sure, since for two weeks I had looked forward to blasting down I-20 at the wheel of an R32. For two weeks I had wondered how loud a redlined VR6 could wail. But for the last two hours I'd done nothing but get lost in Atlanta gridlock trying to set my destination on the car's in-dash nav. Pulling in the First Pentecostal parking lot's steep entrance was a decision made in frustration and impatience, one made... Read More

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    Autoblog reader finds the VW R32 microsite
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    Volkswagen hasn't published the link to the new R32's microsite on its homepage yet, but industrious AB reader Curt thought to punch "R32" into VW.com's site search and presto: here it is. The site features a preorder form (essentially a lead generator for your local dealer), features & specs and a tell-a-friend feature. This week's been pretty active ...

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    Chicago Auto Show: We do Chi-Town right
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    Our men on the ground have left the building, weary from a long day of press conferences, bad coffee and pointy-elbowed photographers. Wednesday has turned out to be a resounding success, with the introductions of the Pontiac G8, Volkswagen R32, Alpina B7, the Ford Five-Hundred Taurus (plus it's X counterpart) and the Mercury Montego Sable. If you haven't ...

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    Chicago Auto Show: VW reveals 2nd generation R32 for U.S. market
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    Click on the image for a high-res gallery of the new R32Volkswagen announced the second generation of its performance flagship, the R32, based on the newest generation Rabbit platform. Like the original 2004 iteration, the new R32 is powered by 250-hp, 3.2L VR6 engine with 236 lb-ft of twisting force. The VR6 is mated up to a six speed DSG dual clutch ...

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    Return of the RR of the Week: Poll Results
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    Our 2007 kickoff week for the Reader Ride of the Day was one of the best in recent memory and we can't tell you how good it was to bring back our favorite daily feature.Although there was a fair amount of four-wheeled pron to battle it out, in the end, Mike Hutch's 1990 Nissan Skyline GT-R beat out the BMW M Coupe by scoring an additional 340 votes to win ...

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    RR of the Day: 1990 R32 Skyline GT-R
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    What more really needs to be said about today's RR of the Day? Although not the first Skyline, the R32 Nissan Skyline GT-R was the pinnacle of Japanese performance in its day and, in certain circles, the most desirable of all the GT-Rs ever produced. The rigid, lightweight coupe, coupled with the legendary 2.6-liter twin turbo inline-six (RB26DETT) and ...

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    575-HP HPA R32 - the hottest hatch of them all
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    HPA Motorsports has applied its turbo prowess to the latest and greatest of VW hot hatches, the Euro-only (for now!) R32. In stock form the R32 produces 250 bhp from its 3.2-liter V6, but after HPA gets done adding its FT575 package, the car produces an astounding 575 horsepower. With that kind of power the all-wheel drive HPA R32 can hit 60 mph in 3.5 ...

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    Volkswagen R32 confirmed for U.S. consumption
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    An army of Rabbits is about to invade our shores and hot on its heels is word from Wolfsburg that the meanest of VW hatches, the R32, is coming back for an encore in fifth gen trim. The previous R32 was available in limited numbers in the U.S. and the new model will likely be capped at 5,000 units, as well. The company's 250-hp 3.2L V6 will power the new ...

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    Spy Shots: Audi RS3
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    British peeps over at AutoExpress have caught a virtually naked Audi RS3 out testing near the company's HQ in Ingolstadt, Germany. The RS3 will have a wider track, larger wheels and significantly sport-tuned suspension as the spy shot shows, though what's under the hood has yet to be revealed. It could be powered by a pumped up version of the R32's V6 ...

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    Infiniti dealers infuriated over losing GT-R
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    How would you feel if one of the most anxiously awaited automotive arrivals in recent history were just swiped from your showroom floor? Infiniti dealers are reacting to Carlos Ghosn’s announcement last week that the GT-R, the latest iteration of the company’s Skyline sports car designed for total global consumption, would be sold in the U.S. ...

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