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.


Source: Speed Hunters

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  (289) posted on 05.15.2009

Yes and Volkswagen began work on the car during the early 1970s as the replacement for the aging Karmann Ghia coupe, and designated it the Type 53 internally. By hand-building the Golf/Rabbit and Jetta (which was not introduced until 1979, well after Scirocco was planned) to underpin the new Scirocco, although almost every part of the car was re-engineered in favour of a sportier drive, and the model’s all-new styling, penned by Giorgetto Giugiaro, was sleeker and sportier than that of either the Golf or Jetta

  (421) posted on 05.15.2009

FYI: The nameplate Scirocco derives from the Italian word for the Sirocco wind — and the period in its history when Volkswagen named vehicles after prominent winds, including also Passat (after the German word for Trade wind, Golf (after Gulf Stream), Bora (after Bora) and Jetta (after Jet stream).

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