Lower Wacker Drive, R32 and

The R32, as you might recall, was the predecessor to the current generation Golf R.

Although we prefer the MkIV, it’s still a lovely car with one of the nicest six-cylinder exhaust notes to come straight from the factory:

As for Chicago’s Wacker Drive? You’ve probably seen it in the movies:

Wacker Drive is a major street in Chicago, Illinois, United States, running along the south side of the main branch and the east side of the south branch of the Chicago River. The street is a multilevel street that runs from 340 north at 400 east to 200 north at 340 west and along 360 west from 188 north to 424 south in the Chicago street address system in the Loop community area of Chicago in Cook County, Illinois, United States. The vast majority of it is double-decked; the upper level intended for local traffic, and the lower level for through-traffic and trucks servicing buildings on the road (and originally a dock). It is sometimes cited as a precursor to the modern freeway, though when it was built the idea was that pleasure vehicles would use the upper level. It is the only street in the city that has addresses on all four cardinal directions.

The upper level is normally known as Upper Wacker Drive and the lower level is Lower Wacker Drive. A short part has a third level, sometimes called Lower Lower Wacker Drive (source).

Check out Auto Neurotic Fixation for more on Lower Wacker.

(Image credit: Glenn Davis)

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~ by DL on February 13, 2013.

2 Responses to “Lower Wacker Drive, R32 and”

  1. mk4 r32 over mk5 r32 but a mk5 gti trumps both.
    however, no amount of souped up gti will ever sound as glorious as that narrow angle v6. truly spine tingling !

  2. I’ve had my 2004 model for 5 years. It’s a great car.

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