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Volkswagen Scirocco

Volkswagen Scirocco

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.

Source: Autoweek.nl

Volkswagen made today official the Scirocco, a model that started its history 34 years ago. Prices will start at €27,490 for the 1.4L TSI petrol variant with 120hp.

Volkswagen Scirocco

With a length of 4.26 meters, the Scirocco is on par with the Golf. However, it is built significantly lower to the ground (1.40 meter) and is nearly as wide as the Passat (1.81 meter). Four adults can be seated with plenty of space inside. Once they are all aboard, the Scirocco provides 292 liters of cargo capacity; when the two seatbacks of the rear individual sport seats are folded down, capacity increases to a considerable 755 liters. This contemporary Scirocco demonstrates unfettered everyday utility, and it can be clearly recommended as a sports car for every day of the year.

Volkswagen Scirocco

Providing for ample power on the Scirocco – which comes with ESP and sport chassis as standard equipment – are four TDI and TSI engines, all of them charged and therefore just as torque-strong as they are economical and low in emissions. The three TSI (gasoline direct-injection) output 90 kW / 122 PS, 118 kW / 160 PS and 147 kW / 200 PS. The Scirocco’s common rail engine (TDI) develops a power of 103 kW / 140 PS. The 122 PS TSI takes the car to a top speed of 200 km/h. This 160 PS TSI takes the Scirocco from rest to 100 km/h in 8.0 seconds; its top speed is 217 km/h. With the 200 PS engine, the Scirocco makes the 0 to 60 mph in 7.2 seconds and hits a top speed of 235 km/h.

Volkswagen Scirocco GT24-CNG

VW is taking a green racer to the Green Hell. This May it will bring two versions of the Scirocco GT24 to the 24-Hour Race on the Nürburgring powered by natural gas. VW says the 2.0-liter turbo engine will make “nearly 300 hp” and is a testbed for future applications.

Press release after the jump.

VW Scirocco will get a R20T version

The Volkswagen Scirocco has been accused of being a Golf in wolf’s clothing because of the multitude parts shared. But now this is finally going to be used to the Scirocco’s advantage if it gets a version of the engine in the upcoming Golf R20 .

We picked up on this rumor many months ago , but now there are also spy shots of the Scirocco testing with the 270 hp 2.0-liter turbocharged engine. While we haven’t had the opportunity to personally pilot the car because VW slammed the door on a U.S.-spec Scirocco , friends overseas have applauded the car’s suspension but have prayed from more power. So now maybe VW is listening.

To help distinguish the R20 from other Sciroccos, VW may use the larger air intake and rear wing found on the Scirocco Study R . The total package may make for an appealing car, but U.S. fans shouldn’t get too excited. If VW is leaving out the Scirocco here because it would cannibalize sales from the GTI, then it’s doubtful VW would take the chance on the much smaller production numbers of the R20.

Source: Autowereld

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