Volkswagen Scirocco Rally Car

The Touareg isn’t the only Volkswagen getting a little bit of rally flavor. The Volkswagen Scirocco has also received a rally car makeover in the form of the new Scirocco R Bio Power Rally Car. This new rally car was used as an opening car for the 2010 Germany Rally and was driven by WRC returnee Carlos Sainz (Spain) and Nasser Al-Attiyah (Qatar) and the co-drivers Lucas Cruz (Spain) and Timo Gottschalk (Germany).

While the standard version Scirocco R is powered by a four-cylinder 2.0 l TSI engine that delivers 265 PS and 350 NM of torque, the rally car is powered by a 2.0-liter engine that delivers a total of 275 hp and emits 80% less CO2 in comparison to a standard car. The sprint from 0 to 62 mph will be made in about 6.5 seconds, while top speed is limited to 155 mph. The rally car also features a roll cage, racing tires, and a larger rear wing. In addition to these modifications, underbody protection was fitted for rally use.


The Jetta TDI Cup car is powered by a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder TDI clean diesel engine. The car is only slightly modified from stock with race suspension and brakes, plus a six-speed, double-clutch, automatic DSG transmission.

I believe it’s still FWD, because it is a slightly raised version of the Scirocco R Cup... It was the 0 car, was only for the promotion of VW as a Clean-racing automaker

I would like them to test the ALMS/ ACO GT2 class if engine spec is competitive. That could build a buzz for the car to be sold in the US market & create a performance arm for all VW.

It is the same one. I think. Why else would there be decals and stitching of The Ring in the interior. Anyone have reference shots of the interior of the 24-hour entry?

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