Update: More images of VW's 300HP Scirocco race car

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Update: More images of VW's 300HP Scirocco race car

Update: More images of VW's 300HP Scirocco race car

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Updated with new spy images.

Last month we first heard that Volkswagen would enter its Scirocco coupe in the annual 24-Hour Race at the Nurburgring later this month and now we have the first image of the new 300hp racer. VW will in fact have three factory-developed racing versions of the Scirocco with two-time Le Mans winner Hans-Joachim Stuck and two-time World Rally Champion Carlos Sainz among the list of drivers.

Last year VW’s Golf GTI hatch took top honors in its class and the same 300hp 2.0L TFSI engine design from the race winner will be used in this year’s Scirocco race car. The cars also feature DSG gearboxes with shifting paddles on the steering wheel.

Speaking at the car’s launch last month, Hans-Joachim Stuck said “the Scirocco is one of the most uncomplicated racing cars” he’s ever driven. Also part of the team is VW board member Dr Ulrich Hackenberg as well as a pair of automotive journalists.

Also competing in this year’s event will be a new hybrid race car based on the Gumpert Apollo supercar as well as pre-production Lexus LFA supercar, which you can read about in our previous story by clicking here.

300HP Volkswagen Scirocco race car

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Comments (11)
  1. I still love this car and my fingers are still crossed on it coming to the U.S.

  2. That front end looks hot!

  3. EPIC WANT. I would love to have one of those in my driveway.

  4. they need 2 switch this and the rabbit
    this is soo awesome looking and probably drives just as well

  5. From the front it looks not bad, but the side and rear is not to my taste. Looks too much like a regular Golf hatcback. This is not a coupe, it's a hatcback!!!

  6. With my first car being a scirocco, I do have a soft spot for them. However, I have to agree with Alan on this one. The rear has no where near enough slope to be a successor to the Mk.1 Mk.2 or the Corrado. Do it right and it's mine!

  7. 300 hp small hatchback? Carlos should be driving that through Sardinia, not Nuremburgring.

  8. it looks gud.....the thing about it looking like a hatch is correct it does look like a hatch but that would not stop me from buying one after all the alfa romeo barera looks like a hatch as well but the call it a cuope...

  9. Is it RWD?

  10. No, FWD and AWD options are (will be) available.

  11. FWD is out of the question for racing. AWD may be too heavy for a small car like this...

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