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VW teases the hell out of Canadians Scirocco R


Sometimes, I hate Volkswagen.

Here I am, the vines and orchards of the Napa on a road that twists and like a snake with the with the sun shining and 265 turbocharged and 258 pound-feet of torque gambolling and beneath my right foot, and I’m like a petulant child.

Not has VW insisted on a teaser of a spin the block — just 10 minutes, no — but it has also definitively stated it is not bringing this car to North It’s called the Scirocco R, pretty much the best it builds, and you should be mad, Maybe if we all held our breath and stamped our feet…

The Scirocco last appeared in in 1989, one year longer it lasted in the U.S. You could that the Corrado that it was bred from the same and I would venture to say that the two-door coupe could its roots all the way back to the Karmann (now celebrating its 60th

All these machines are svelte plonked on a prosaic VW chassis, a in a sportcoat” in the case of the rear-drive and a Golf in a party frock in the of the Scirocco and Corrado. Thus, you get all the of a two-door combined with a dose of pragmatism and practicality.

But never mind all that stuff. The Scirocco might be VW in a sleeker bottle, but what a it is! From the pinched, scowling end to the tapered posterior with its exhausts and prominent R badging, thing makes the GTI look a shoebox.

Granted, Canada did get our own R-rated version of the Golf, a six-speed manual, screwed suspension, the same 265-hp rating and four-wheel drive. Scirocco R has both the power and the suspension but is outfitted with a DSG paddle-shifted automatic transmission and is only.

Equipped with an electronic differential like that in the ST, the Scirocco doesn’t have any of off-the-line lag of the Golf R, with its first gear and power-sapping There’s a brief scrabble as the hook up and then the fierce four-pot two-litre turbocharged spools up and howls toward the

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Like any high-powered front-wheel-drive there’s an element of torque but even with the traction partially off (overbearing parent VW put an off switch in the GLI or the Turbo Beetle), not wheel spin Mid-range is great, and grasping the de rigueur flat-bottomed steering wheel, the dives into the first

This thing is fast — its is derived from the Italian for a hot, dry Mediterranean wind, and gonna Scirocco you like a The back-end squirms under braking, the low seating position you feel every nuance of bite under late and then dial in the power and the steering wheel, and let the excellent response of the ubiquitous VW 2.0L spin the rev-counter up toward the power peak.

So why don’t we get Well, there are a few practicality — you only get four seats, the rear visibility isn’t — and then there are all the corporate associated with crash-certifying a and marketing and finance programs and blah, blah.

VW also indicates a worry bringing the Scirocco line would simply cannibalize of its popular GTI. And anyway, say, if you want an interesting-looking Volkswagen, you could always buy a

Poppycock and horsefeathers. If Mini can a case for their asinine Coupe, then the world’s largest automaker could being such a dratted and sell us a Volkswagen with a more zip.

Turf the and over-complicated Eos in favour of the rag-top bring back the Eurovan in Westfalia form and charge a for it, keep the GTI around for people who more practicality with go — somebody get me a pen and a napkin so we can sketch out a plan and get this thing here pronto.

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