The R32 exhibits superiority in
overall build quality, interior and
exterior styling, out-of-
this-world handling and braking, and a
stout, naturally aspirated powerplant
with power on tap at any spot in the
power band. The incredible support
offered by the leather Konig racing
seats, the feel of the thick but small
steering wheel, the accessibility of
the 6 speed short throw shifter, and
the incredbile exhaust note lets you
know the R means business. After one
drive on a twisty mountain road and it
will become obvious that this autobahn
bred beast is pure driving excitment.
Everything. This car is as close to
perfect as I can imagine. The
Haldex AWD system is quite state
of the art. It shifts up to 40-50% of
the torque to the rear wheels under
intense driving, and is a function of
acceleration, braking, % throttle.
Perhaps VWOA could have offered the
Euro OEM HID headlights and navigation
as an option. It would increase the
price of the car, but at least it
would be there for those that wan
it. Performance wise, as indicated
before, the car is nearly perfect.
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