Of course, there are also those who enjoy their R32 motors with the non-factory bodies (only the fourth- and fifth-generation Golfs came in this trim). And the driver of the machine mentioned above just happened to come across such a contraption, namely an Mk II Golf relying on R32 power.
The older model also came with a turbo setup and, according to the aficionado behind the wheel, delivered 736 horsepower. Then again, such tuner car figures can't be trusted until they're put to the test in a drag race.
Fortunately, the encounter took place during a drag racing event, which meant the two could easily find out which car was faster.
As you'll be able to notice in the piece of footage at the bottom of the page, we're talking about a half-mile brawl, so the trap speed delivered at the end of the run is the one that matters.
P.S.: If you happen to be in a hurry, or simply want to skip the various pre-race shots, you can skip to the 1:16 point of the clip for the racing action mentioned above.