2004 Volkswagen R32 – Scott Wood


Are you able to remember once you were with no car for several days, maybe a week? Can you remember how that felt? How difficult it was actually? Now try to imagine not seeing it for more than 16 months though it was in another country!

That’s what happened when this 2004 R32 took a trip in Canada with the R&D staff at HPA Motorsports. Admittedly, it was actually being used to develop a supercharger for this already revved-up VW, so owner Scott Wood suffered for ain five/04 and left it stock until the lease expired. He returned it to the dealer to find a replacement but nothing really put a smile on his face like the R32. So, he returned 2 weeks later and bought it back. Have you ever been the second and first owner of your car? Funny thing is, he’s even the fourth owner…

Once he bought it back, the modifications began with all the suspension. He installed and ordered European R32 suspension, which lowered it and improved the handling. He followed it up with BBS RC wheels coming from a GTI 337 Edition.

08 2004 volkswagen r32 vortech liquid cooled intake manifold

13 2004 volkswagen r32 MFD G Mk4 in dash nav

07 2004 volkswagen r32 vortech centrifugal supercharger

Next, listed was a navigation update but didn’t want the locked-down US version, so he sourced a unit from the Lithuanian VW dealership along with online help installing it.

Should you don’t understand the exhaust note of an R32 and Scott decided to amplify his by using a cat-back Borla exhaust system, You’re not much of a true VW enthusiast. “”The ideas filled in the exhaust cut-outs better,”” he told us.