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Volkswagen Scirocco IV

Car Lust—Volkswagen Scirocco Mk. I

I’ve the 1970s Super Coupes in this space before in my Capri Car Lust post. but to recap, the Super Coupes the first, vestigial evolution of sport coupes from humble economy car origins. like the Ford Probe, MX-6, Mitsubishi Eclipse, Integra, and Acura RSX are the spiritual to the original Super Coupes of the 1970s.

The very first Coupes were a pretty bunch. The class was initially up of lightly made-over Ford and Chevrolet Vegas, in addition to the first Toyota Celicas and thoroughbreds such as the Capri, the Manta, and Mazda RX-3. are times, though, when a car a class and instantly raises the making its competitors look antiquated and raising customer for the whole class.

Such was the case when the Volkswagen Scirocco joined the With elegant, crisp penned by Italian master Giorgetto Giugiaro and better-composed than that offered by the semi-economy cars in the class the was an instant classic upon its

The Scirocco weighed less 2,000 pounds; for context, a Toyota Corolla weighs pounds. Because of that, the was still moderately fast for the despite having only a 76-horsepower engine for motivation. The lifespan corresponded with the entertaining era between 1975 and when manufacturers routinely 0-50 times because the numbers sounded better. But during this time, the 10.5 0-60 time was to sneeze at.

No, the Scirocco didn’t much power—an oversight not until the Mk. II Scirocco received a head a decade later—but its handling, light weight, and to die for gave it the visceral edge from its competitors.

Volkswagen Scirocco IV

The Scirocco, its eponymous successor, and the all lived on and helped define the coupe market, but the line has been undermined by the appearance of its sibling and mechanical cousin, the Volkswagen GTI. The GTI lives on the Scirocco/Corrado died nearly a ago. Unfortunately, there’s no yet that the brand new European-market will make it to the US.

The original Scirocco was a truly car when it debuted and is still the lightest, and, in my opinion, of the Super Coupes bunch. If a choice between a mint-condition or Capri at an equal price, I have a tough decision on my At the end of the day, though, I think have to go with the Scirocco.

I the two commercials below, one from and one from 1980. The video is a bit dodgy, but you can definitely feel trying to emphasize the fact the Scirocco isn’t just Volkswagen economy car. I remember the Volkswagen Does It ad tag line, but I’m sure are some around here who do.

The two photos of the gorgeous yellow came from ; the ad came from .

Volkswagen Scirocco IV
Volkswagen Scirocco IV


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