HPA Motorsports Stage II R32

Happy Canada Day! Yes, technically Canada was on July 1st, but things came up and I couldn’t get this VW tune out. Another question you might be asking yourself is why would I even mention a VW Golf and Canada Day in the same sentence? Well, I planned on doing a special car for Canada Day, since I am Canadian, but Canada doesn’t manufacture any cars. However, HPA Motorsports is a Canadian tuning company, which is the closest it’s gonna get. Also, the HPA VW Golf is probably the most badass Golf there is and is my personal favourite year for looks.

Now that all that is out of the way onto the car. This VW Golf is already a pretty good car, and is already tuned by HPA making it really good. Now I am tuning a good tuned car, of course it is gonna be awesome! I prefer it on medium or larger tracks as it does have some understeer and oversteer here and there. I originally tested it on Grand Valley Speedway (I test all tunes there), but didn’t find it super quick there. It definitely wasn’t slow, but cars like the Nissan Skyline R33 would get much better times. Then I took it to Mount Panorama and had a ton of fun. That is also where I put 125 miles on the car. Most other testing cars I do are around 20 miles. This Golf has over 700hp and a track like that you can really squeeze out every bit of it. Its small size and huge power allows it to carve out a path effortlessly. It can have a bit more power, but I reduced mine so it would fit under the 600pp limits. Finally, I prefer it with racing soft tires for maximum speeds and handling, but it can also be used with sports tires, but watch you gas and brake points a lot more if using them.

One additional issue I have to mention is it has a weird power band. The power band is the little graph on the left side of the screen when entering the tune in GT6. Usually you want the graph to be an even progression for even amounts of power all throughout the RPM range. With this car, however, the power band is all near the top end. This gives it a ton of turbo lag. This tune has fixed it for the most part, but you will definitely notice it when in gear 1 and trying to move from a dead stop. The car will take like 5 seconds before it starts to build up some speed. All other gears, or while already in motion, will have no issues. Just something to watch out for in case you planned on using this HPA Golf in a race where everyone is stopped at the start.

Car HPA Motorsports Stage II R32
Drivetrain 4WD
Horsepower 718HP/5100rpm
Torque 771.6 ft-lb/4900rpm
Weight 1351 kg
Miles 125
Performance Points 600


Best of all parts. I’m using sports soft tires or better.


NOS  70%
Downforce 0/0
Weight Balance 0/0
Power Limiter 98.7%


Set it top speed, gears, final

1st 3.173
2nd 2.157
3rd 1.619
4th 1.280
5th 1.051
6th 0.875
Final 3.026
Top Speed 155mph (250kmph)


Initial 6 8
Accel 15 25
Braking 8 12


Front Rear 35 65


Ride Height 62 63
Spring Rate 12.20 13.90
Compression 3 3
Extension 6 6
Anti-Roll 4 3
Camber 0.8 1.5
Toe -0.05 0.20


Brake Balance 2 3