Golf Mk4 Five-Door Hatchback with a R32 Powertrain

Golf Mk4 5-door hatch with a VR6 and AWD drivetrain

The owner of this custom Golf wanted the convenience of a five-door hatchback but the performance of an R32. Since Volkswagen never sold the five-door in the USA, the owner built his own. The unique creation starts with a 2000 Golf 1.8T five-door hatchback body and chassis. Then he installed the powertrain and interior from a 2004 R32. The hatchback now sports a 3.2 L VR6 making 238 horsepower and 236 lb-ft of torque, six-speed manual transmission, and 4Motion 4WD drivetrain. The car rides on a KW V2 coilover suspension and Stoptech crossdrilled/slotted rotors behind TSW Bathurst 19×8 wheels. View more photos of the project in the Flickr build album.

Golf Mk4 5-door hatch with a VR6 and AWD drivetrain

Golf Mk4 5-door hatch with a VR6 and AWD drivetrain

Golf Mk4 5-door hatch with a VR6 and AWD drivetrain

Golf Mk4 5-door hatch with a VR6 and AWD drivetrain

Golf Mk4 5-door hatch with a VR6 and AWD drivetrain

Golf Mk4 5-door hatch with a VR6 and AWD drivetrain

Golf Mk4 5-door hatch with a VR6 and AWD drivetrain

Golf Mk4 5-door hatch with a VR6 and AWD drivetrain

Golf Mk4 5-door hatch with a VR6 and AWD drivetrain

Golf Mk4 5-door hatch with a VR6 and AWD drivetrain

Golf Mk4 5-door hatch with a VR6 and AWD drivetrain

Golf Mk4 5-door hatch with a VR6 and AWD drivetrain

Source: Flickr via Jalopnik

3 Comments

  1. Chris Hallam

    Sorry to break this to you matey but VW produced the Mk4 Golf R32 in both 3 and 5 door options. Still if doing it the tough and expensive way then go knock yourself out.

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