Volkswagen Scirocco

Volkswagen Scirocco

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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.

Even if Volkswagen’s Scirocco sports hatch won’t be making it to the U.S. anytime soon, there are still a few fuel-efficiency is still a problem for the German automaker. So over the next few years, VW will expand their lineup of eco friendly vehicles to include the new Passat CC, Tiguan and also the Scirocco.

According to a source at the English automotive journal AutoCar, Volkswagen is "looking into" a clean diesel burning Scirocco BlueMotion. It will feature a small displacement diesel engine, possibly the 1.6 Liter TDI from the Golf BlueMotion making 104 HP. The green Scirocco will also benefit from a few efficincy upgrades like aerodynamic tweaks, low resistance tires and different gear ratios.

The latest Bluemotion model from Volkswagen is Touareg BlueMotion . It is powered by a 3.0 Liter TDI V6 common rail diesel engine and develops 220 HP and 405 lb-ft of torque. The Touareg BlueMotion has a fuel economy of 34.0 MPG, up from 30.4 MPG, and CO2 emissions are cut to just 219 g/km, down from 244 g/km. The alternatively fueled Touareg can sprint from 0 to 60 MPH in 8.5 seconds and reach a top speed of 126 MPH.

Source: AutoCar

In the world of tuning the more outrageous and unique that you can make your vehicle the better. So if you were looking for something to set your Volkswagen Scirocco apart from ordinary road going machines then we have just the product for you. A set of gull-wing door plates from LSD priced at only 1,549 Euro.

The plates are attached to the Scirocco’s factory door mounts and are equipped with the new Guided Roller System which allows the doors to open up and away from vehicle with ease and close them even easier due to the high precision fitment. A lot of engineering went into the aftermarket hinges that are certified by the German Technical Control Board which ensures that a Scirocco equipped with a set of the company’s gull-wing doors will be just as structurally sound in the event that the worst case scenario occurs.

Press release after the jump.

Diesel cars are very successful in Europe, maybe it is because they have a great fuel range, maybe it is because they don’t pollute as much as they used to or maybe it is because in the European Union, the less refined crude product costs a lot less than standard unleaded gasoline. These are all good reasons why people here in the U.S. should think about test-driving a diesel. Especially if it has been modified by the Volkswagen specialists J.E. Design.

The tuners from Leingarten decided to have a go at a TDI powered version of the latest hot hatch from Wolfsburg, a TDI powered VW Scirocco . Starting out to reestablish diesel’s good name, the tuners came up with an engine program to raise the output of the 140 HP version to 180 HP and increase the thrust from 235 lb-ft to 295 lb-ft of torque. For the more hardcore tuning enthusiast, the 2.0 TDI CR program takes the 170 HP from factory and increases it to 205 HP and increases twisting power to 302 lb-ft of torque. This model can go from 0 to 60 MPH in around 7 seconds flat and hit a top speed of 142 MPH. The power units retail for around 1200 and 1500 Euro each.

The J.E. Design body kit can be yours for only 900 Euro, but the funky door hinges will set you back 1500 E.U. denominations. Sitting pretty under the wide rear end is a new sport inspired stainless steel muffler and the Sky Rocket sits about an inch and a half lower to the ground thanks to a new set of springs that work with the factory shocks in order to eliminate the wheel gap between the Scirocco’s wide fenders and 19 by 8 inch multi spoke rims and tires. In order to recreate what you see before you it would cost around 8000 Euro, that’s a pretty penny to pay for a whole lot of style. Maybe if VW decided to sell this car in the U.S. you could spend some of your tax incentive for going green on the kit.

Press release after the jump.

Even before the vehicle’s official launch, the Volkswagen Scirocco received a lot of support from the aftermarket in the form of power adders and tuning kits. So it is only fitting that because the Euro-only hot hatch is rolling along the Autobahn, the customization crowd has only intensified their efforts to create the most outrageous modern day sky rocket possible. This latest take on the sleeker Volkswagen comes from HS Motorsport. The tuning firm has named their 320 HP white knight the Scirocco Remis.

The HS Motorsport body kit only accentuates the Scirocco’s lines, but it does it without adding any unnecessary body panels like protruding wings or super car imitating vents. The exterior has been further dressed up with a host of carbon fiber trim pieces. The car rides on a set of 20 inch black rims; the dark finish compliments the darker grill and blacked out roof magnificently. The combination of H&R suspension pieces and a set of 245/30 Z rated rubber makes this Scirocco handle as good as it looks.

HS Motorsports takes the 2.0 Liter TFSI that makes 200 HP from the factory and boosts it to produce anywhere from 290 to 320 HP depending on what the customer is looking for. HS will also install a 3 inch exhaust that not only sounds good when coming out the double pair of exhaust tips, but also allows the turbo to spool up faster. The performance theme carries over into the vehicle’s interior, being fitted with four Recaro racing buckets covered in black leather and finished off with white stitching. HS Motorsport has truly created a white on black beauty with their Scirocco Remis.

Even if you aren’t fluent in German, you should still enjoy this video. Shot just before the Nurburgring 24, it shows the new factory tuned 2010 Volkswagen Scirocco R in action going through the gears on the Nordschleife with a few other vehicles from VW’s stable of race tuned and street cars. So go make a friend that speaks German and watch the video together, or you can just skip ahead to the 2 minute mark to see the beautiful blue Scirocco R doing what it does best.

Source: Carscoop
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With all the buzz about the new Scirocco from Volkswagen, it is Top Speed’s duty to remind automotive enthusiasts everywhere about where that car came from. Just look at this beautiful 1st generation Sky Rocket . The tuner has tastefully created a clean, slammed VW. Despite the cars reserved appearance, the choice of wild orange paint, wide stance and severely stretched tires this Scirocco can’t help but be loud.

Thanks to Speedhunters for finding this photo.

Don’t let the camouflage fool you; this is definitely the factory hot rod version of Volkswagen’s Scirocco . This Scirocco R test mule was spied running laps on the German Nurburgring circuit.

Inspired by the Study R concept , the Volkswagen Scirocco R is distinguishable by the lower hanging front and rear bumpers and low to the pavement scraping side skirts, but it is the 19 inch wheels that set the R apart from the rest of the crowd.

What you can’t see is that under the hood Volkswagen is testing a 2.0 Liter TFSI engine that delivers 262 HP, quite impressive considering that the standard model makes just 197 HP. The extra grunt allows the R version of the Scirocco to go from 0 to 60 MPH in six seconds. The R version will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 6 seconds and will hit a top speed of 155 MPH.

Source: AutoExpress

Performance diesels are nothing new for the European market, across the Atlantic they love the more affordable fuel prices and longer ranges provided by the alternative fueled machines. Volkswagen has already answered this call with the high performance Golf GTD , a diesel burning alternative to the GTI . So the next step for the German automaker would be to release a diesel version of their latest sports hatch, the Scirocco .

The Volkswagen Scirocco GT TDI is powered by a 2.0 Liter TDI engine that produces a maximum output of 165 HP and a potent 258 lb-ft of torque. The alternatively fueled Scirocco can sprint from a standstill to 60 MPH in about 8 seconds and will reach a top speed of 140 MPH. All while returning about 53 MPG in mixed highway and city driving.

The Scirocco GT TDI has just been released in the British market, while we here in the U.S. are still awaiting the vehicles arrival, in any way shape or form.

Press release after the jump.

At the moment, the most powerful version of Volkswagen’s Scirocco is only making 200 HP. That is because by the end of 2009 VW will have prepared an even hotter version of the lovable modern day sky rocket, and this one will be the fastest Scirocco of all times.

Set to debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the Volkswagen Scirocco R20T will be powered by a 2.0 Liter turbocharged engine cranking out an impressive 270 HP. The engine will be mated to the pride of Volkswagen, the DSG gearbox, and of course, like any other German model the top speed will be limited to 155 MPH.


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