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Caractere’s range-topping kit for the Scirocco is the EVO R package with 350hp (257kW) and 354lb-ft (480Nm) on tapEnlarge Photo
As for the Scirocco, the fastest model only sports a 200hp (147kW) 2.0L turbo engine so Caractere decided to boost output to the tune of 350hp (257kW). Torque also rises from 207lb-ft (280Nm) to 354lb-ft (480Nm), and the end result sees the coupe accelerate from 0-62mph in less than six seconds. Caractere actually offers a staggered range of upgrades for the Scirocco, with outputs starting at 240hp (176kW) and topping out the aforementioned 350hp (257kW).
The power gains are achieved through a number of methods, including sports exhaust systems, ECU tweaking and uprated turbocharger system. Additionally, Caractere also offers 20in alloy wheels, lowered springs, and a stainless steel muffler.