Volkswagen Scirocco a go
Volkswagen has announced that they will build the successor of the Scirocco sport coupe at its plant in Setubal, Portugal. The production will start in 2008 and the annual output will be of more than 100,000 units.
The coupe will be a 2+2 based on the Volkswagen Golf chassis. The entry-level model will likely get the just-introduced supercharged and turbocharged 1.4-liter Twincharger four from the Golf GT. It pumps out 140 hp to 170 hp, depending on tuning. Above that, a turbocharged 2.0-liter like that in the GTI can be massaged to deliver in the region of 230 hp, as hinted at on Volkswagen’s Edition 30 concept. A 2.0-liter diesel four will also slide into the engine bay, but that oil burner probably won’t come to the United States.
Prices for a base edition will start at $28,000.