Volkswagen Scirocco

Volkswagen Scirocco

It’s hard to have cool police cruiser in the U.S. We arrest so many people that we need full-size cars with full-size back seats. The big V8s may make the cars fast, but the big sedans always have a somewhat Grandmamobile look to them. In fact, the last cool cruiser belonged to Jake and Ellwood.

That’s why European cops are cooler. Last month we saw Italy get a Gallardo LP560-4 as a Police car , and now here’s the Volkswagen Scirocco dressed up in "blues and twos" form for the Essen Motor Show.

Scirocco Police Edition

The Scirocco Police Edition was built as part of a program called "Tune it! Safe!" The program seems to be an awareness project between the German Government and the tuner parts manufacturers to make sure all parts the go into tuner cars work properly. The manufacturer Hella helped outfit the Scirocco Police Edition enough lighting technology to scare off the baddies.

We’ve received no information about if there’s been any tuning to the engine. If its stock, then the car would only have about 200 hp, so at least our Crown Vics are faster in a straight line. All we have to do is keep the crooks from turning...

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If life can imitate art, why can’t a car imitate a video game?

A company called Individual that is VW’s domestic division for customization and accessorization, bolted together a Scirocco in a theme for the Need for Speed (NFS):Undercover video game.

VW Scirocco Need For Speed Edition coming to Essen

The base is the standard Scirocco with the 200 hp 2.0-liter. Outside the car gets a custom two-tone paint job with plenty of race-fan graphics. VW Individual also outfitted the Scirocco with a body kit and set of contrasting black 19-inch alloy wheels. Like a SEMA-style car, the rear seats were removed in order to accommodate two 32-inch and two 19-inch Samsung monitors. because this is video game related, the big screens are linked to three X-Box 360 video consoles.

If you just have to see this car in person, you’re going to need to hop a plane. The car will debut at Essen Moto Show in Germany at the end of this month.

Unlike the Mustang from Midnight Club LA there are not any announced plans to give this car away.

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Just because Volkswagen doesn’t sell the Scirocco in the U.S., doesn’t mean we don’t like to see high-performance versions. Mcchip released today details of a customization program for the new VW it plans to show at the 2008 Essen Motor Show.

VW Scirocco by Mcchip

Mcchip tweaked the ECU which boosts the 2.0-liter TSI engine from 200 to 246 hp. Also added was a new stainless-steel sport exhaust system, a new H&R coilover suspension kit, and a new set of 19 inch OZ alloy wheels wrapped in Michelin PS 235/35-19er Cup tires. Price of the kit: $3,230.

If this kit is not your flavor, there is also the VW Scirocco by Oettinger or customized by MTM .

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The latest addition from MTM is the customization programme for the brand new 2008 Vw Scirocco ! This new programme includes an ECU tweak which boosts the power to an astonishing 380 hp, a new set of 19 and 20 inch Bimoto alloy wheels, a new stainless steel exhaust system and a new braking system featuring 380mm brake discs. More details when the vehicle will be officially unveiled!

Back in March, Volkswagen announced that Scirocco will not be offered on the US market . The company feared it would take sales from the Golf GTI. The strong euro also was a factor. But today Automotive news reports that Scirocco may be exported to the US after all.

But prodding from enthusiasts and the Scirocco’s popularity in Europe has VW executives rethinking that decision, said Steve Keyes, a company spokesman. The dollar’s gain also doesn’t hurt.

"People are looking at: ’Would it make sense? What are the volumes?’ and all that," Keyes said at a press event here last week. "There’s no real decision yet," he added. Keyes also said the car may be positioned "a little bit differently."

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The new VW Scirocco is one of those great looking Euro-only cars that we wish we had. But for those who can get their hands on one, it can still be improved. Eibach has now released its new suspension components it says is specially designed for the Scirocco (even though the Scirocco shares its suspension basics with the Golf.) This includes the Eibach Pro-Kit, which lowers the center of gravity with up to 30 millimeters, the Pro-Spacer kit and the Pro-Street-S kit, which lowers the car with up to 70 millimeters.

Press release after the jump.

Also check VW Scirocco by Oettinger or ABT Sportsline .

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After Oettinger released yesterday its new tuning kit for the Vw Scirocco , today another German tuner, ABT, revealed its customization program for the recently launched hatchback. The new visual upgrade includes a new front bumper, an ABT front grill, new side sills, a new rear wing spoiler and a diagonally attached 4-pipe rear muffler integrated in the new air diffuser. ABT also offers a new set of 18 to 20 inch BR or AR alloy wheels, of course with fitting tires and wheel spacers.

2008 Vw Scirocco by ABT

Under the hood the tuner tweaked the ECU and the results were seen immediately: the 1.4 TSI engine develops now 200 hp (from 160 hp) while the 1.9 TDi engine was boosted to 170 hp (from 140 hp). Also, the tuner is currently developing a new kit for the 2.0 TSI engine in order to develop an astonishing 240 hp.

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The Volkswagen Scirocco has been on sale in Europe for only about a month, but that didn’t stop Oettinger from making a tuner kit. The new kit consists in a front lip spoiler, new side sills and a new rear air diffuser featuring a 4-pipe stainless steel exhaust system and 20 inch Oettinger type RXX alloy wheels.

VW Scirocco by Oettinger

Because the Scirocco is based on Golf parts, engine improvements are easily obtainable. The 1.4 TSI engine has been boosted from 170 to 200 hp while the 2.0 FSI engine now develops 240 HP. There is also a new kit is currently under development, which will boost the 2.0 FSI engine to 350 hp. No words about the price yet.

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Although the new compact coupé Vw Scirocco represents the dream of every driver, according to KW, even the sportier vehicles get through its automotive´s suspension programme. Their new spring set lowers the coupe by 20 mm but who wants even more can choose one of the three variants of the KW coilover suspensions. Their first version lowers the suspension and creates an optimized balance of sportiness, while the second variant is ideal for sporty drivers. The third version permits a higher level of customization for the suspension providing the perfect solution for the pro drivers. All three variants permit a customised lowering between 15 and 45 mm. Of course, all KW products are shipped with TÜV parts certificate!

The Volkswagen Scirocco seems to be a real success, everyone was impressed when the car was launched. We will see if the success goes on when the car will go on sale. But Volkswagen will not stop here, an even more powerful version is in the work, and here’s the first teaser image.

The Scirocco R32 will be powered by the Volkswagen new supercharged 3.0 TFSI, same that will be used for the Audi S4.

Stay tuned, more details will follow soon!

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