575-HP HPA R32 - the hottest hatch of them all

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 seconds while smoking all four tires at launch. In order to change the R32 into a true supercar, HPA has equipped it with twin turbos and a pair of intercoolers along with a special intake manifold, custom downpipe and a twin-bypass HPA exhaust system, all of which help the car consume copious amounts of air.

The FT575 is a complete package, however, so handling and braking are upgraded, as well. Check out Motor Trend's article to get the details on what all the FT575 package includes and this video to watch MT editors drop the hammer and cover the quarter mile in 11.9 seconds at 123.2 mph.

For those of you wondering when the Mk V R32 will make its way stateside, our friends over at VWVortex claim it will arrive in August of 2007 for around $32,850 with a DSG transmission. Sorry, no standard stick shift.

[Source: Motor Trend]

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