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Volkswagen Scirocco R

2012 Volkswagen Scirocco R and Road Test

Volkswagen know this isn’t the Scirocco and, for a while, the all-new version wasn’t a starter in Australia. Fortunately Group Australia was able to supply of the stylish sports and enthusiasts reckon it’s worth the wait.

Volkswagen R Overview

Volkswagen Group kept things simple the Scirocco one comprehensively-equipped model ‘R’ priced at $47,490 manual) and $49,990 (six-speed Car Showroom tested the manual

Specification levels are impressive in the Volkswagen way for example, the driveline the German giant’s understeer-reducing Electronic Differential Lock’ and ‘Adaptive Chassis Control’, inside there’s nice, sports seats and the usual thick, flat-bottom three-spoke steering wheel.

Volkswagen R Engine

Volkswagen Scirocco R its 2.0-litre TSI engine with the Golf R. In ‘Volkswagen-Speak’, that means a turbocharged direct-injection engine.

For the Golf R and Scirocco R application, the turbocharger can deliver boost up to 1.2 bar and to cope, pistons and conrods are and the block is reinforced.

Maximum is 188kW at 6000rpm, peak of 330Nm is available between and 5000rpm and in six-speed manual as tested the Volkswagen Scirocco R from zero to 100km/h in 6.1 Fuel consumption is rated at

A couple of quick comparisons: 86/Subaru BRZ deliver 147kW/205Nm that naturally-aspirated 2.0-litre engine while Renault’s new Megane R.S. 265 trumps all with 195kW/360Nm from its 2.0-litre powerplant.

Volkswagen R The Interior

While the Volkswagen R’s dashboard and instrumentation clear lineage to the Golf, the behind the wheel is definitely coupe, not hatchback. In fact, from the dashboard, the sporty interior is all stylish curves and materials.

Of course there are Volkswagen (the company’s high-performance logos and the hallmark black/grey palette for the excellent sports up-front. That sports combines with nice pedals and height/reach adjustment for the wheel to deliver the usual top-shelf driving position.

all that black/grey are stylish inserts and instruments with background and blue pointers.

is Volkswagen’s RCD510’ system a CD, eight-speaker, 6.5-inch touch-screen familiar from other models.

Rear seat is on-par with other coupes and luggage space is at 312-litres with the rear in-place, growing to 1006-litres the seat folded flat. a 50-50 split-fold for the rear the Volkswagen Scirocco R passed our club test’.

Volkswagen R Exterior Styling

In creating the third generation Scirocco R, stylists had a tough act to follow the first Scirocco was penned by styling guru Giorgio With the latest version, the aspects to catch your eye are the rear three-quarters and the matching C-pillars.


Thus endowed with a on-road presence, the Volkswagen R delivers a unique style almost 12 months since launch, still has passers-by

Up-front the Volkswagen Scirocco R racy with a narrow in gloss black, three air intakes and Volkswagen’s usual LED DRLs.

Side profile is by the swooping roof-line, rising windows, bulbous rear side-skirts, black-painted brake and five twin-spoke 19-inch wheels.

At the rear, Volkswagen R really stands-out with the roof-line, roof spoiler and black ‘R’ diffuser. tail-lights and oval exhausts add an look.

Volkswagen Scirocco R On The

Volkswagen Scirocco R

So we have the same powertrain as the Volkswagen Golf R (188kW/330Nm 2.0-litre with the six-speed transmission) in a car which, at 1351kgs, is lighter. You’re thinking sounds like a recipe for

And you’re correct.

Although a smidge slower zero to (6.1 seconds for the Scirocco to 5.9 for the Golf), Volkswagen’s stylish is a projectile make no mistake. And acceleration accompanied by a glorious from the exhausts — is by the superb electronic limited differential to deliver the top-shelf dynamics we love from the

Just like the Golf R, our high-speed mountain roads loop, the Volkswagen Scirocco R had us about visits to the German Car Championship (DTM) races machine gun-like snappy changes accompanied by pops and from the exhausts. And just the Golf R, in Volkswagen’s stylish you get precise turn-in, sensational balance and rapid accelerationall by that smart differential

Of course the ride is typically in the German way, but as we expect Volkswagen, refinement levels are with little wind-noise, roar, bodyshell or steering

Around town, the Volkswagen R attracts plenty of lookers so the mounts when you reverse-park. three-quarter vision is a tad restricted, but sensors (rear only) and a 11.0-metre turning circle the odds in your favour.

Scirocco R Challenges

Volkswagen has sharing components across its brands Audi, Skoda, and even Bentley. Given the breathtaking looks we thought was just a bit too much ‘Golf’ in the

Volkswagen Scirocco R Verdict

days are ‘gold’ and some are ‘dud’ and the day we returned our Scirocco R to was definitely one of the latter. File one under ‘A’ for awesome.

Performance drivers can tick the dynamics box too. That 2.0-litre engine, slick and handily tuned chassis smiles wherever we drove.

Scirocco R The Competition

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