How would you like to see, or better yet drive, a Volkswagen Scirocco that can make the 0 to 60 mph sprint in 3.4 seconds and the quarter mile in 11 seconds? Yes, we are talking about a hatchback here. These amazing numbers were revealed by HPA Motorsport when they announced the Scirocco FT565.

The Canadian tuner announced the FT565 will use a twin-turbo 3.2 liter V6 engine with an output of 550HP and a peak torque of 813 NM (that’s more than impressive considering the most powerful Scirocco develops a total of 200HP).

Besides the engine upgrade, HPA Motorsport will also offer new brakes (to handle stopping that excessive power) and 19" wheels.

Why they would put that much power in a hatchback astounds us too. The Volkswagen Scirocco even outperforms the Ford Focus RS500, the newly unveiled BMW 550i xDrive Gran Turismo, and the Audi A3 Sportback. Looks like soccer moms will be adding some speed to the dropoff.

Stay tuned for more details.


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  (359) posted on 02.20.2011

4wd is easy enough on the A5 chassis as the floor is exactly the same for two and four wheel drive as it has independent rear suspension. Should be able to bolt up the complete four motion rear axle.

  (211) posted on 02.20.2011

The HPA Scirocco accelerates like the wind it’s named after, hitting 60 mph in 3.2 seconds and the quarter mile in 11.4 sec. at 122.7 mph

  (612) posted on 04.20.2010

Dang! the new render of golf GTI was based here in scirocco.

  (367) posted on 04.18.2010

Ford focus rs500 is still the best HB car in the motorsport, next to Subaru Impreza and VW Golf.

  (428) posted on 04.13.2010

I’m gonna go with a big NEIN on the $150 grand, really fast, better-looking, GTI. Exclusive or not, we’re about 70-80 grand away from Earth.

  (765) posted on 04.13.2010

Looks more aggressive than the AR- Guiletta, but i like the stance of golf GTI more than the scirocco.

  (518) posted on 04.12.2010

In terms of looks, I place my bet on the VW, but in reputation and performance I’ll pick the Focus RS500

  (798) posted on 04.12.2010

hmm amazing isn’t it? It even out-performed the famous and sold out Ford Focus RS.

  (1022) posted on 04.12.2010

Well, we all know that the GT-R is a muscle car buster for sure the Scirocco can’t keep up with the GT-R. even in stock mode.

  (1332) posted on 04.11.2010

I wonder if it is fun to drive a scirocco with a 550 Horses under the hood. It even surpases the HP of stock GT-R but i doubt that It can outrun a GT-R.

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