Volkswagen Scirocco

Volkswagen Scirocco

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VW Scirocco by B&B

The German aftermarket company B&B is the latest tuner to have a go at the new Volkswgen Scirocco . B&B not only modify the exterior of the Scirocco with a Caractere body kit , but also increase the output to six different levels depending on the customer’s needs.

More on power packages after the jump.

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VW Scirocco bodykit by Caractere

The tuning firm Caractere has just released their new bodykit for the 2009 Volkswagen Scirocco . The kit consists of new front and rear bumpers, a grill inspired by the GTi, a subtle and a set of aggressive side skirts. Fitting inside of the Caractere rear bumper are a set of unique exhaust tips. The Scirocco can be equipped with the CW1 wheels measuring 18, 19 or 20 inches. Hopefully the kit will be offered in the U.S. if Volkswagen ever confirms an American Scirocco.

One thing is certain, lowering CO2 emission and improving fuel economy is one of the main concerns of today’s auto makers. According to Volkswagen’s research and development Chief Dr Ulrich Hackenburg, “we can make a connection between fun, performance and low consumption”.

According to Hackenburg, Volkswagen will most likely come out with BlueMotion versions of their sport compacts the Scirocco and the GTI . However if these versions come to market it will not be before 2011, and like the concept in Geneva , they would wear the BlueSport badge, creating the perfect blend of fuel economy and fun.

Besides the Scirocco BlueSport and GTI Bluesport, Volkswagen is also working on producing even more economical R models. The Scirocco R20T concept has already been shown and it is almost certain that VW will replace the 3.2 liter VR6 in the Golf R32 with something less thirsty .
Dr Hackenburg said that the two models may not get a V6 engine, but "what we [VW] are able to do is to make a Golf with the same performance but a smaller engine, which is anyway better for handling."

So whether Volkswagen decides to turn up the boost on some diesel motors or downsize and turbocharge what they already have, one thing is certain. Volkswagen is committed to building automobiles that are fun to drive and at the same time environmentally conscious.

Source: EVO
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Like all classics the Volkswagen Scirocco will never get old, most recently Swiss tuners Sportec have devised a system for upgrading the next generation Scirocco. They are doing this through performance upgrades, the addition of a tuned suspension and a little bit of style.

For the Scirocco that comes equiped with a 200 HP 2.0- liter engine performance upgrades are available from 240 HP up to 350 HP. This is achieved with upgraded electronics, a stainless steel exhaust system, the addition of a Sportec turbocharger, an upgraded intercooler and a modified fuel delivery system. Included in the drivetrain is differential locker by Sportec, this unit will help the Volkswagen to get the power to the ground evenly and improve performance in spirited driving. The Sportec springs lower the new Scirocco by 35 mm and significantly improve the car’s handling. The springs were also designed to work in harmony with the electronically adjustable shock-absorbers.

The Sportec SC 350 is not just a high-performance parts bin, but a well rounded performance machine. Highlighting the car’s appearance are a set of beautiful lightweight 20 inch Sportec Mono/10 alloys wrapped in 245/30 tires. Under the hood a carbonfiber engine cover adds some show to the car’s go, and on the inside passengers can enjoy special floormats made of soft velour and even more carbonfiber bits sporting the Sportec logo.

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Sportec usually works on Porsches, but this time it set its sights on a product from the Stuttgart company’s latest purchase, the Volkswagen Scirocco . Dubbed the SC240, this Scirocco comes with a 240 hp engine. The upgrade happens from an ECU remapping and a new sport exhaust system. This is impressive considering the 2.0-liter model makes 197 hp from the factory.

Sportec has given us just another reason to lust after this VW we can’t get our hands on here.

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The Volkswagen Scirocco is proving to be tuner car favorite. This makes sense because although the car looks unique, the car is heavily based on existing VW parts. Many tuners already have parts that will bolt right on, and the Scirocco is more rare and carries less of a family resemblance than a VW Golf/Rabbit. In fact, since the Scirocco is not sold in the U.S., it may just become the new favorite grey market import like the R32 through R34 Nissan Skyline GT-R.

So for a car this unique, why would a tuner like Rieger make a body kit that makes the Scirocco look like an Audi R8 ? Sure the R8 is a cool car, and Audi is in the VW family, but the Scirocco should have earned enough credit to keep its own personality. Any customer that must go with Rieger should probably pick one of its two other bumper designs.

Source: worldcarfans

Volkswagen revealed at the Bologna motor show the Scirocco Study R, a street version of the GT24 race car. This likely a preview of the rumored R20T ultra-fast version that will be the top of the line for the Scirocco.

The biggest news for the car is the engine, which should be a turbocharged four cylinder unit that makes about 266 horsepower in this show car (the GT24 racer had 320 hp). It also takes advantage of three large air inlets on the front bumper, front splitter, engine hood with its auxiliary air vents, an integrated rear wing, new side skirts and polished 19-inch alloy wheels with five sets of triple spokes.

While the red and green door mirrors may make you think this would be a great Christmas present, there are a few things to remember. First, the car is only painted that way to celebrate the Italian heritage at Bologna. Second, the R20T isn’t likely going to be available until 2010. Finally, and most importantly, The VW Scirocco isn’t sold in the U.S.

Full details in the press release after the jump.

Germany’s biggest tuning show its opening its gates today and Volkswagen will be there with two special editions, painted in shiny white and featuring the most exclusive equipments and best technologies.

First of them is the Eos "White Night", a study that surprises with the elegant contrast between black and white. The body is painted in "Candy White" and the roof, the grille and mirror caps in "Deep Black Perle Effect".

Same contrast in the interior: black Nappa leather, whit "Campanella white" ornaments. The study is powered by a 3,2 liter V6 engine that delivers 250 Hp.

Second one is the special edition Scirocco "Collectors Edition." This will go on sale at the beginning of 2009 and will be limited to only 100 units.

"Collectors Edition" is painted in "Oryx White", and on the interior the leather is "Berry White". The new Scirocco will feature xenon headlights, 19" wheels, an electronic panoramic sunroof, RNS 510 navigation-system.

It will be powered by a 2,9 litri TSI engine that delivers 200 hp.

Oh Volkswagen, why must you tease us with cars that aren’t available in the U.S.? Ok so we don’t buy hatchback cars in big numbers, but we swear this time if us send us a race-inspired turbocharged version of the Scirocco , we’ll buy a few.

It seems VW is adding more boost to the Scirocco’s range topping current 2.0-liter engine. Volkswagen is borrowing a step from its corporate cousin and tuning the Scirocco to make the same 265 hp as currently in the Audi S3 (the Scirocco range currently tops out at 200 hp.)

VW Scirocco R20T on sale in 2010... Just not in the U.S. yet

The car is rumored to be called the R20T (reflecting the 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder). The new range topper should take some add-on design cues from the Scirocco GT24 racer, but that will likely not include the huge rear wing or low air diffusers.

If all goes well this car could be on the streets by 2010 at a price of around £25,000. At current exchange rates, that puts the car over $38,000. This means even if VW absorbed some of the price, it would still be a hard sell in the U.S. We’ve already got cars with similar horsepower and more features, like the $25K, 265 hp Subaru WRX .

Source: CarMagazine
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The latest addition from the German tuner Prior-Design is the new body kit for the Vw Scirocco . As you know, the car didn’t reach yet the U.S. market, although Vw assures us it will, but we can still get a preview of the tuning programs for the stylish coupe.

Vw Scirocco by Prior-Design

The new kit includes a re-designed front bumper, new side sills, a new rear roof spoiler, a new rear bumper with integrated air diffuser as well as a new exhaust system. The new kit is completed by the new multi-spoke alloy wheels painted in black in order to give the vehicle a new look.

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