Drawing inspiration from the previous Scirocco GT24 race concept, the new Study R features a similarly aggressive front bumper and oversized rear wing. The bonnet also features a pair of cooling vents, while the rear bumper picks up an integrated diffuser.
Power comes from a 270hp (201kW) version of the Scirocco’s 2.0L TFSI engine, and is sent to the front wheels via a six-speed DSG dual-clutch transmission. Other features include stiffened suspension, four-piston brake calipers, and a high-flow sports exhaust.
The production version of the Study R is rumored to be called the Scirocco R20T, and it may even be sold in the United States as a special edition model. Back in October, comments from VW America spokesman Steve Keyes revealed that a high-performance version of the Scirocco could be launched in the States as a replacement for the R32, which is bowing out of the market next year.