"New Corrado" Concept by Patrick Moczarsky of Miranda MediaEnlarge Photo
Volkswagen has the sporty Scirocco, a front-wheel-drive hatchback that uses a revived name from the 1970s and ‘80s. While Europe gets to enjoy its non-Golf looks, it hasn’t come to the U.S. Market.
The original VW Corrado was a larger, sleeker hatchback from the ‘90s that used different bits from VW’s other platforms like the Golf and Passat. The first version came with an eight-valve, supercharged inline-four while later versions came with the VR6 engine. The car had a high price tag, and didn’t sell all that well.
However, the car has a cult-following as most rare sporting cars do. The “New Corrado” looks strikingly like the original, but more inline to match VW’s current model lineup.
Here’s the Press Release:
NEW CORRADO - Concept car by Patrick Moczarsky
February 2010 – Some of us have already wondered what a new motor vehicle on the basis of VW Corrado for serial production would look like. Miranda Media specialists were also intrigued by this question, so they have developed four conceptual sketches that represent the impression based on the view of a new sports car in its serial production and tuning versions. "That's exactly what the new VW Corrado should look like, and no way else", says Patrick Moczarsky, a professional designer and graphic artist of Miranda Media.
The expensive concept car represents a dynamic blend of the old model and progressive design. The first draft should focus our attention on how the future Volkswagen car can comprise all the features in a compact model with traditional optics. The project has made it absolutely clear that the old VW Corrado must give place to the "New Corrado", which could be successfully introduced with the motto: it's time to say goodbye to the old outfit!
Some design features were remained, however, and replaced by ordinary modern parts. The first thing that strikes the eye here is a small rear spoiler that can be pulled out automatically, just as in the old Corrado.
Light alloy wheels (Schmidt Revolution) together with a flat roof and a notably protrudent vehicle body of the tuning version contribute to the revolutionary, truly sport-looking image. The hood lines running up between aggressively styled headlights in a deep curvature make the design even more expressive. Large air holes flank the front side and rear end of the body, thus causing the feeling as if the car merely absorbs the street.
"We realize, of course, that Volkswagen will not present such a car right now, but the flight of imagination is so fascinating that it won't give us a moment's rest", says Patrick Moczarsky from Miranda Media.
[Source: Miranda Media via Autoblog]