Forbidden Fruit We Drive The Volkswagen Scirocco R — Volkswagen Scirocco

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Forbidden Fruit: We Drive The Scirocco R

Some cars draw looks, and the Volkswagen R is one of them.

From two utility stuck in traffic in their van to a guy in an old compact crossover on the highway, we got smiles, thumbs-ups, and questions.

wanted to know what the stylish coupe was. all long, low, horizontal in a chest-height car with neatly corners.

The answer: The Volkswagen is the relaunched version of Volkswagen’s Golf-derived sport coupe from 1974 to 1992.

The new Scirocco, launched in Europe in is built on the same underpinnings as the Golf—but not sold in North

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U.S. arm has been letting journalists drive European-spec both to get feedback on whether we the car—we do, we do!—and to show off global product portfolio.

the same strategy that us the charming little Volkswagen Up —another forbidden fruit—for a weekend during the spring of

In Europe, the Volkswagen Scirocco can be with a variety of engines, a 122-horsepower 1.4-liter gasoline up through the top-of-the-line 265-hp 2.0-liter four in the R model. even a pair of 2.0-liter engines.) A six-speed manual is standard.


We got the top-of-the-line Scirocco R with the powerful engine, the 265-hp four producing 258 lb-ft of paired with the optional direct-shift gearbox (DSG) paddle shifters mounted the steering wheel.

It also has alloy wheels with low-profile 235/40 ZR 18 tires, chrome tailpipes, larger air in the front bumper fascia, a roof spoiler, and bi-xenon

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Volkswagen Scirocco

The is much higher quality Volkswagen’s mass-market U.S. with soft-touch surfaces and an appearance.

And it was a blast to drive.

The DSG worked exceptionally well in urban traffic—which not all DSGs with grace—and it snapped off shifts, one after the other, power. Our only complaint was hesitation on downshifts with the shifters.

Volkswagen quotes acceleration 0 to 62 mph in 5.8 seconds, and we believe it. Turbo lag was noticeable for a fraction of a second a stop, and the Scirocco simply forward steadily until we had to off.

The one odd note was the exceptionally gearing; it was great for acceleration, but at an 75 mph, the engine was turning about 3000 rpm—which mean it has to rev high indeed for Autobahn speeds.

While on good surfaces, the Scirocco R to be exceptionally noisy on less pavement. It was loud enough on concrete highway that noise required much conversation and turning up the audio to hear the music.

One interesting feature of the hot turbo is a sort of booming thump—a beat—that occurred about a after lifting off from acceleration.

At first, we thought the car to us was playing music with a loud bass. Then it again with no one around. It was fun to make happen, actually.

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Volkswagen Scirocco
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