Find of the Day: HPA Turbocharged Volkswagen R32

When Volkswagen combined its 4motion all-wheel drive system with the 3.2L VR6, they created a legend within the Volkswagen community, and made enthusiasts from all ends of the spectrum stand up and take notice.  If that wasn’t quite enough, a small Canadian outfit called HPA showed up at SEMA with a Turbocharged version in 2004, won the Gran Turismo Award and got their car inserted into the franchise.  Since that day, R32 owners have flocked to HPA for their turbo needs.  In the years since, HPA has applied their expertise to creating kits for other R32 models, as well as other Volkswagen and Audi models.  This brings us to our find of the day, an ordinary-looking Mk5 R32 with an HPA Turbo kit lurking under the hood.



The first thing that we noticed when looking at the low resolution Craigslist photos is that the car is a total sleeper.  From the outside, it appears to be totally stock aside from the extremely large Brembo calipers and a few OEM+ touches.  Once you dig a little deeper though, you can quickly see that something is very different about this car.  Originally built by DriverSport, the list of performance modifications is quite long and includes all of the pieces necessary to have the car make good power and put it to the ground reliably.  In the time since the work was completed, Redline SpeedWorx and United Motorsport have performed maintenance on the car, so there are plenty of places to get a reference if you are interested.  So what do we think?  Well, although we quite like the sleeper look, the car could undoubtedly benefit from an aftermarket wheel setup. But as far as we can tell, the price seems right on the money.

Read the full listing below, and get more information and pictures on Craigslist.

This is a fully built 2008 R32. Vehicle has approximately 38,000 miles. I am the second owner. 

The motor has been fully built and turbocharged. This car is an AWD monster. It’s just stupid fast. It’s a rocket. Car will be run on a dyno again this week for a fresh sheet to show the exact power it’s making today. 

This car was purchased brand new by a good friend of mine. A lot of money was poured into this car. I have a full list of all the modifications and upgrades. Car has been to some of the best and renown shops on the east coast. It was built at DriverSport in Mahopac (builder now at TyrolSport). It has also been at Redline Speed Worx and United Motorsport. Motor build was done at around 28,000 miles. 

The car is very clean and it really hasn’t been used much. You can tell by its condition and mileage that there is very little wear. Super clean CarFax, no accidents, no stories. 

Please do not waste your time or mine to lowball me with a price. If you are a serious buyer than you know what this car is and that a build like this would easily cost twice the price and countless months sitting in a shop. 

This is number 2315/5000 limited production R32 gen-MkV. 

I understand that for an R32 the asking price is high but this is not just an R32 with a few add-ons from your local parts place or eBay. Price is always negotiable. FYI The current market value of a stock R32 with these miles is $20,000. 

I will continuously be adding to and updating this post. 

JE Pistons/Rings 8:5:1
Integrated Engineering Forged Rods
HPA Rod Bearings
INA Motorsport Valve Train
Titanium Retainers
Heavy Duty Springs
SS Braided Oil Lines
Injector Harness
PAG Parts Turbo Manifold
Precision 6265e Dual Ball-Bearing Turbo
Custom Turbo-Back Exhaust 3″
HPA Intake Manifold
Large Core High-Density Front Mount Intercooler
SSP TX 600HP DSG Clutch Upgrade
SSP Pro Gold Fluid
BSH Motor & Transmission Mounts
Integrated Engineering 24V/R32 SAI Block-off Plate
Silicone Recirculation Pipe Hose
Haldex Gen2 Controller with Wireless Remote
Radium Dual Horizontal Fuel Surge Tank with two Bosch 044’s
Radium Adjustable HP Fuel Pressure Regulator
Radium Fuel Pressure Gauge
Bluewater Performance Billet Fuel Rail
Bosch 870cc Injectors
Upgraded Spark Plugs
New OEM Direct Ignition Coils
United Motorsport DSG Unlimited Software 850nM
United Motorsport Forced Induction Stage 2 Software

Brembo GT BBK Front 6-Piston Calipers & 2-Piece Front Rotor Discs
KW V3 Coilover System
Neuspeed Rear Sway Bar with End Links
E-Boost2 Boost Gauge & Boost Controller with OSIR Vent Pod
OSIR Carbon Fiber Rear Spoiler
ECS Tuning OEM-Wrapped Carbon Fiber Mirror Covers
JCaps Washer Cap and Coolant Cap in Black Anodized 
Euro OEM “Dark Cherry” Tail Lights
Smoke Lens Front Bumper Reflectors
Charcoal Xirallic OEM Wheels
Stealth LED Lights in Front Bumper
Gloss Jet Black Front Grill