Upon arriving at the SPOKES 2009 Autocross #4, right away I noticed Shawn’s 2004 Volkswagen R32. What drew my instant attention was the sound. I heard this large bore, V8 mean muscle sound coming from the course. As I looked across the arranged orange traffic cones, I incredulously focused on Shawn’s bright red car. My first thought was, “Is all that powerful sound coming from that little VW hatchback?”
Later, I got to talking with Shawn about his beast of a little car… Here’s a relatively un-detailed list of the modifications & upgrades Shawn has completed to make this a monster of a VW R32. It pretty much looks stock under that hood – hmmm…
- Trick cams
- Cold air intake
- Super Sprint headers
- PS9 coilovers
- 21mm rear anti-sway bar
- EIP exhaust
- It has been corner balanced
- Tuned by Soul Speed
- ECU tuning by AWE
- All wheel drive controller
- 17 x 8 SSR wheels with 235 tires
Also, the interior doesn’t really give away any hints. This is a sleeper of a car until Shawn opens up the throttle!
This write up wouldn’t be complete without an on course shot of Shawn at speed…
Racing Ready wants a vehicle with this kind of head turning performance!