The German suspension manufacturer Eibach has teamed up with Volkswagen Zubehör, the automotive conglomerate’s aftermarket division in order to create one outstanding package for the Volkswagen Scirocco . While the lowering springs are available directly from the factory, Eibach has also developed a set of high performance sway bars and spacers to improve the hot hatch’s handling in order to guarantee that the Scirocco goes exactly where the driver demands it to.
The beauty of this kind of suspension package is that the spring and shock combination have already been tuned to work in harmony with one another and provide the vehicle with the right amount of chassis lowering, a common problem with infinitely adjustable coilovers is that most owners tend to slam their vehicles to the ground in an attempt to make it look cool, but what they don’t know is that they are wreaking havoc on the suspension geometry and in some instances might even be quicker around a turn with the stock setup.
Volkswagen Zubehör steps in with their own appearance package for the Scirocco that consists of an aggressive front lip spoiler, a set of lower side sills and a blacked out rear apron made with an integrated diffuser while above the Scirocco wears a stylish roof spoiler and a set of stunning 19 inch 10 spoke motor sport wheels, although that 2010 Scirocco R is looking pretty fine just like it comes from the factory.
Scirocco - Only More So.. Volkswagen Zubehör and Eibach develop prototype vehicle
They do still exist; dream cars without compromise. Today, as when the first generation was launched 34 years ago, the VW Scirocco sports coupe impresses with an enthralling mix of dynamic design and ergonomic benefits. Eibach and VW Zubehör have accentuated the dynamic character traits of the Scirocco - and together, for the first time, they have communicated its capabilities in a particularly agile and characterful prototype car. Customers can benefit from a technically and optically-refined design that can be individually tailored with almost all of its components coming directly from the factory. By doing so, all guarantee and warrantee protection for the vehicle remain fully intact and the customer receives a totally individual vehicle directly from the dealership – as Volkswagen intended! Additional equipment details are the stabilisers and wheel spacers which are available from Eibach.
The cooperation between VW and Eibach has already proven to be a success with the racing version of the Scirocco. Not just because the Scirocco was able to defend its class title at this year’s 24h
race at the Nurburgring, but its natural-gas powered twin also stormed to victory in the "Alternative engines" class at the very first attempt. Eibach always draws on its vast experience of motorsport in the development of its suspension components. Instead of presenting radical solutions, this family-owned firm always ensures that it creates an equal balance between dynamic demands and permanent everyday usability. This presents a perfect engineering solution to Volkswagen and to VW Zubehör. The Pro-Kit Performance Springs from Eibach, for example, are optimally adjusted to the adaptive dynamic damping system (DCC) of the new Scirocco. This ensures that the driver maintains the option of adjusting the hardness of the damping to his/her wishes.
The springs themselves offer sufficient reserves of comfort with their unique characteristics. When lowering of the centre of gravity of the vehicle, Eibach consciously keeps it at a technically important height of 20 millimetres. More extreme values would not further improve the handling and above a certain level actually have a negative effect. In addition, with this configuration the customer has no problems when driving over bumps or on steep entrances to underground car parks. On the other hand, the optical effects of the“small” height adjustment are visible at first glance – in particular with the aerodynamic sports package from Volkswagen Zubehör. A front spoiler lip, side sill set and rear spoiler with eye-catching black coated diffuser elements considerably shorten the perceived distance to the ground. The icing on the cake is the harmonically integrated rear roof spoiler, which like all the elements of this package, is optimally adjusted to the silhouette of the Scirocco.
In order to further optimise the handling characteristics of the Scirocco, motorsport partner Eibach has focused on Anti-Roll Kit performance stabilisers, which it produces itself. They reduce the tendency to roll and guarantee that the Scirocco precisely follows driver inputs and the driver thereby receives optimum response at all times. The road handling is further optimised by the Eibach Pro-Spacer Wheel Spacers, by moving the 19 inch large "motorsport" light-metal alloys from Volkswagen Zubehör further out. This is an effect which accentuates the weight-optimised 10-spoke wheels and which reflects optically in the even more muscular appearance of the bodywork. Consequently a successful result crystallises from thecooperation between Eibach and VW Zubehör - and this time not just racing drivers get to feel the benefit!
Volkswagen Zubehör GmbH
As a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, Volkswagen Zubehör GmbH develops and sells vehicle accessories worldwide for cars and utility vehicle models of the car manufacturer. The wide range of products comprises more than 8,000 accessories in the areas of sport & design, wheels & tyres, communication, transport, comfort & protection, service & maintenance as well as lifestyle. The main seat of Volkswagen Zubehör GmbH is in Dreieich near Frankfurt am Main.
Heinrich Eibach GmbH – Technology with tradition for around six centuries
Be it formula 1 or rally – when it comes to suspension components, the products of Eibach GmbH are first choice for many racing drivers. Customers also profit from the extensive experience in this area in everyday use. All suspension elements work together as an optimally tuned team and guarantee a sporty driving experience, without neglecting comfort. The company from Finnertrop is also on pole position with regards to processing, corrosion protection and materials specification.