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Volkswagen Scirocco R

Quick Spin: 2013 Scirocco R [Review]

Back in when Volkswagen brass the market scope of the third Scirocco, they decided the States wasn’t ready for the sports hatch. The group of suited folks pulling the thought such a car wouldn’t here, where hatchback is a dirty word.

This that when it came to actually design the Scirocco, engineers could go a bit easy as the car never have to meet U.S. crash safety

Still, we lust after slinky coupe. Not only did we get to this forbidden fruit on soil, we took the opportunity to whether it will ever its way here.


The Scirocco shares its platform with the Mk5 Golf has ceased production), the Volkswagen and the current Volkswagen Beetle, all of meet U.S. crash Volkswagen assured us, however, the wouldn’t. Its front structure and design would simply not muster here in the States.

By the the Scirocco hit the market in 2008, the was in the midst of a global recession. In of this, Volkswagen pushed a highly tuned Scirocco R for 2009 that produces 256 and 258 pound-feet of torque from a turbocharged four-cylinder. It’s of 0-60 in 5.5 seconds and will hit 100 mph in over 14 seconds thanks to its front differential, which power to each front

The Scirocco R is the fastest and most version of the Scirocco that has ever built. This saying too much, though, as the Scirocco went out of production in

After it excluded the Scirocco the U.S. market, Volkswagen think much again it. But as VW began to build excitement its then-forthcoming 2012 Golf R, it Hendrik Muth, General of R Performance, over to the States to with dealers and enthusiasts.

I believe they knew the Scirocco and the Scirocco R. It was all they to talk about, Muth They asked me why they get it and when it would be coming to the

Suddenly, it seemed to Volkswagen maybe it had made a mistake not the Scirocco to U.S. specifications.

the execs were right in 2006. The U.S. might not been ready for the Scirocco. then, however, our consumers changed. They’re hipper, Now, they would the Scirocco, said Andres Product Manager at Volkswagen of

Volkswagen Scirocco R

Volkswagen looked into the Mk3 Scirocco for the U.S. market. The it seemed, was too costly. After structures and modifying body the result would make for a Scirocco in American showrooms, is simply unrealistic.

It’s a shame America out on the Scirocco, but we might be on the short-list for the one.

I sampled the latest R in Napa Valley, California, and although the interior is fairly with only four and virtually no rear luggage the aging performance hatch on a level rarely experienced the $55,000 mark.

While the R suffers from all-wheel parasitic power loss, the Scirocco R doesn’t. It feels quicker, much more Unlike other front-drive hatches, the Scirocco R has virtually understeer.

The electronically adjustable suspension the wheels firmly planted and the DSG transmission allows the driver to both hands on the wheel pulling every last RPM the eager turbo four.

is good news for the Volkswagen out there, though: The mk4 Scirocco be unveiled next year. And it be based on the Mk7 Golf’s so-called MQB

Volkswagen wouldn’t confirm nor for us whether it has plans for a U.S.-bound Scirocco, even though its CEO is in of such a vehicle. But based the fact VW shipped a mk2 Scirocco R all the way Germany just to let a few scribes a spin, we reckon the chances are

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