Superchips Makes Golf R32 Even Hotter

The Volkswagen Racing-Built Golf R32

Volkswagen Golf

Superchips, the world leader in engine management system tuning, has squeezed even more power and torque out of the mighty Volkswagen Golf R32, the most overtly sporting Golf ever produced.

By reprogramming the engine control unit (ECU), Superchips has made the R32’s 3.2-litre V6 even more responsive. Power output is boosted from 239 bhp at 6,548 rpm to an impressive 255 bhp at 6,565 rpm – an increase of 16 bhp (6.7 per cent). Torque is optimised across the rpm range, particularly at lower revs, with an increase of 23 Nm at 2,372 rpm.

Superchips has also developed a special engine modification for a Volkswagen Racing-built R32, which is competing in the 2004 Volkswagen Racing Cup. The race car benefits from the same torque increase as its road-going counterpart, but thanks to precise tailoring of the engine mapping software, peak power output is held at 240 bhp to comply with championship regulations.

What can Superchips do for YOUR car?

Over 700 cars and vans able to benefit from a Superchips conversion, so the chances are that your motor can receive a significant power boost. Power and torque can be increased by as much as 30 per cent, without compromising fuel economy. The job takes around 45 minutes and prices start at under £300 – far cheaper than trading in for a higher-powered car.

Buckingham-based Superchips provides conversions through an 85-strong nationwide network of fitting centres, as well as a fleet of mobile units, which carry out conversions at customers’ homes or places of work. Over the past 27 years more than half a million vehicles, including 150,000 in the UK, have been ‘Superchipped’. All engine types are catered for, whether normally-aspirated (non-turbo) petrol, turbo petrol or turbo diesel.

To find out if your car can benefit from a Superchips conversion and to locate your nearest dealer, visit

Published 27 March 2004 Melanie Carter

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