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Rockford Fosgate releases its new beast, The Fast and the Furious - VW Golf R32

21 years, 3 months ago Tempe, AZ

OBRIGHEIM, GERMANY – At the Car+Sound show in Sinsheim, Germany (11 – 13 April), Rockford Fosgate let its new beast out of its cage. Inspired by the movie The Fast and the Furious, the 2003 VW Golf R32, with 4,000 Watts of power and its 240 HP V6 engine, finally saw the light. After Rockford Corporation (NASDAQ:ROFO) signed a licensing agreement with Universal Studios Consumer Products Group last year that allows Rockford to use Universal trademarks relating to the hit movie, The Fast and the Furious, and Universal Pictures’ upcoming sequel 2Fast2Furious , a new show car was needed for the European markets. As the European operation is run out of Germany, the choice of vehicle was pretty easy. It had to be German! It had to be fast and it had to attract a wide demographic mix of young men and women!

The Golf R32 incorporates nothing but the best that Rockford Fosgate has to offer. Up front is the new RFXRAV DVD source unit that feeds video to four Autosonic monitors. The heart of the audio system includes two Power 851X and two Power 1501BD amplifiers. These amps feed the juice to four 12-inch HE2 woofers and four pairs of FNQ component systems. You will also find Connecting Punch Dead Skin sound damping and accessories. The audio installation was completed by Thilo Rittger, Xtreme Car Audio GmbH, Elsenfeldt. Thilo and his team worked five weeks on the installation. Along with the serious Rockford Fosgate audio components, they used 25 meters of Fiberglas mat, 40 liters of Fiberglas resin, 32 meters of sanding paper (and countless hours sanding the vehicle) and 185 cans of Red Bull. Tuning of the car was done by Bernd Knabe, Reifenhaus Freigericht GmbH. Bernd and his team completed the tuning and painting in just two weeks!

The project would NOT have been possible without the help from the following companies: American Products Company: Floor mats, shift light, pedal pads, fire extinguisher and flamed grill mesh BBS: High performance aluminum wheels Bilstein: Performance shock absorbers and adjustable lowering kit B & M: High performance short shifter Borla: High performance exhausts system Crazy Colors: Airbrush painting Good Year: High performance tires In.Pro: Tail lights Nitrous Express Inc.: Limited edition high performance Nitrous Oxide performance enhancement system OPTX by StreetGlow: Neon under car kit, headlight strobes and various LED´s Raid: Performance steering wheel Recaro: Performance seats Reifenhaus Freigericht: Install of ALL the tuning parts Xtreme Car Audio: Install of ALL the audio parts X Treme Parts: Rear wing Special thanks also goes to Andrea Pinkerton, SEMA ; Frank Storkebaum, GMS and Danny Rosenberger. About The Fast and the Furious Universal Pictures’ 2 Fast 2 Furious, producer Neal Moritz’s follow-up to the Summer 2001 box office sensation –the first film ever to depict the super-charged world of street racing – has begun principal photography in Miami.

Oscar-nominated filmmaker John Singleton (Baby Boy, Boyz N The Hood) directs a hot young cast that includes returning star Paul Walker (The Fast and the Furious), as well as Tyrese (Baby Boy), Eva Mendes (Training Day), Cole Hauser (Tigerland), Ludacris (The Bros.), James Remar (What Lies Beneath), Thom Barry (The Fast and the Furious) and newcomer Devon Aoki. A whole new line-up of dazzling high performance vehicles will also burn up the screen in 2Fast 2Furious. About Universal Studios Consumer Products Group Universal Studios Consumer Products Group (USCPG) is responsible for global licensing and retail strategies as well as building brand recognition. USCPG is a unit of Universal Pictures, a division of Vivendi UNIVERSAL Entertainment (VUE)(, the U.S.-based film, television and recreation entity of Vivendi Universal, a global media and communications company. The Fast and the Furious and 2Fast 2Furious are trademarks and copyrights of Universal Studios. Licensed by Universal Studios Licensing LLLP. All rights reserved. The car and motorcycle action sequences depicted in The Fast and the Furious film are dangerous. All stunts were performed in controlled environments with professionally trained stunt crews on closed roads. No attempts should be made to duplicate any action, driving or car play scenes portrayed therein.

A Note to Parents: The Fast and the Furious is rated R and 2Fast 2Furious is not yet rated.

Consult for further information. This film is scheduled for a June 2003 worldwide release.

About Rockford Fosgate

Setting the standard for excellence in the audio industry, Rockford Corporation markets high-performance audio systems under the brand Rockford Fosgate® for the mobile, motorsport, and marine audio aftermarket and OEM market. Headquartered in Tempe, Ariz., Rockford Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Patrick Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: PATK).