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  • 2014 Volkswagen Scirocco

    It's time to pour one out for Volkswagen's long-running two-door hatchback "coupe," the Scirocco. Volkswagen officially announced the Scirocco's demise and said it will not take additional orders for the car. Customers still seeking their own example will have to scour local European dealerships for one. The Scirocco began life as a replacement for the Karman Ghia coupe in the 1970s. Although VW based the Scirocco on the Golf platform, nearly every part of the car was re-engineered to ensure a sportier look and driving character. The Scirocco remained in continuous production until 1992, when...

  • Volkswagen Scirocco GT24 CNG
    Volkswagen Returns To Nurburgring With Scirocco GT24 CNG Race Car

    At the Nurburgring 24 hour endurance race next May, Volkswagen will field three Scirocco race car concepts that have been modified to run on compressed natural gas (CNG). At its previous attempt, Volkswagen clinched a one-two victory in the 2.0-liter turbo class and this year the automaker intends...

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    JE Design cranks the VW Scirocco 2.0 TDI up to 205hp

    America's love affair with diesel is just being rekindled, but in Europe, it's already in full swing. But even now diesel isn't typically associated with high-performance. JE Design is hoping to change that perception with its new Volkswagen Scirocco 2.0 TDI. To make its case, JE starts with...

  • 2010 Volkswagen Scirocco R20 spy shots
    Spy shots: Volkswagen Scirocco R20

    Volkswagen has unveiled its new Scirocco R, which you can read all about by clicking here. All our American readers look away because pictured here is a new high-performance variant of the Volkswagen Scirocco coupe, a car that has officially been ruled out for U.S. sale. VW first hinted at a new...

  • 2010 Volkswagen Scirocco GT TDI
    Volkswagen adds sporty GT TDI to Scirocco lineup

    It’s bad enough that Volkswagen has ruled out its handsome Scirocco Coupe for U.S. sale, but to add insult to injury the carmaker in the process of developing a range of new exciting performance versions. While the 270hp (201kW) R20 model seen testing in Germany is still several months away...

  • 2009 Volkswagen Scirocco GT24 CNG race concept
    VW returns to Nurburgring with Scirocco GT24 CNG race car

    At the Nurburgring 24 hour endurance race on 23 and 24 May, Volkswagen will field two Scirocco race car concepts that have been modified to run on compressed natural gas (CNG). Last year, VW clinched a one-two victory in the 2.0L turbo class even before the Scirocco's market launch with the...

  • jms volkswagen scirocco 002

    Love them or hate them, tuners are here to stay, and sometimes they even manage to improve the cars they tackle. Take the new JMS VW Scirocco for example. Though they recognize the difficulty in improving on a dramatically styled new car like the Scirocco, they've managed to make some basic changes that yield a nice overall package. The most dramatic of the changes is a lowering job - 55mm in front and 45mm in the rear. That's about 25mm - one inch - greater than the standard tuner lowering, and it gives the JMS Scriocco a very low-slung, mean look. The lowering is done by a special H&R coil...

  • Caractere 2009 Volkswagen Scirocco
    Caractere joins growing list of Scirocco tuners

    The Volkswagen Scirocco is proving to be popular with tuners, with German performance shop Caractere also releasing its own hotted-up version of the svelte sports coupe. Caractere’s work on German cars has been well documented, especially some of its creations based on much more expensive...

  • Sportec SC 350 Volkswagen Scirocco
    Sportec joins growing list of Scirocco tuners with new SC 350

    The Volkswagen Scirocco is proving to be popular with tuners, with famed Swiss performance shop Sportec also releasing its own hotted-up version of the svelte sports coupe. Sportec’s work on German cars has been well documented, especially some of its more outrageous creations based on much...

  • VW Scirocco Cup race car
    Volkswagen Scirocco Cup race car revealed in China

    As U.S. and European car sales plummet, developing brand recognition and loyalty in the so-called developing markets of China, South America and Russia is becoming more and more important. To that end, Volkswagen is planning a six-event spec race series in China for 2009, and the company has now...

  • JE Design Volkswagen Scirocco
    JE Design takes on the VW Scirocco coupe

    The Volkswagen Scirocco is proving to be popular with tuners, with famed German performance shop JE Design also releasing its own hotted-up version of the svelte sports coupe. JE Design’s work on German cars has been well documented, especially some of its more outrageous creations based on...

  • 2008 Volkswagen Scirocco R design study
    VW unveils Scirocco 'Study R' at Bologna Motor Show

    Volkswagen has taken the wraps off a new design study based on the Scirocco coupe at the Bologna Motor Show, which kicks off in Italy today. Aptly named the Scirocco Study R, the new show car is a preview of a high-performance version of the Scirocco coupe, which is set to arrive late next year as...

  • vw eos scirocco at essen motor show 005

    Germany's Essen Motor Show, which runs this week through December 7, is a European tuner showcase, and Volkswagen is taking the opportunity to show off a handful of modified cars. Among them are the Golf VI, Scirocco, Passat CC, Jetta and Polo, but a pair of them are grabbing the spotlight - the Scirocco and the Eos 'White Night'. The Eos White Night features a monochromatic theme, with black and white exterior and interior treatment including a Candy White roof accented by black features such as the grille, side mirrors and edging on the convertible top. Inside the theme is carried forward...

  • MTM Volkswagen Scirocco
    MTM releases full specs for VW Scirocco tuner kit

    The Volkswagen Scirocco is proving to be popular with tuners, with famed German performance shop MTM also releasing its own hotted-up version of the svelte sports coupe. MTM's work on German cars has been well documented, especially some of its more outrageous creations such as the 390km/h...

  • Volkswagen Scirocco by ABT Sportsline
    ABT Sportsline joins growing list of VW Scirocco tuners

    There is no shortage of tuners taking Volkswagen's handsome new Scirocco to pieces and rebuilding it to be a track monster, and the latest to join the grow list is Germany’s ABT, which has unveiled its second take on the sporty Scirocco. Hans-Juergen Abt, the current manager of tuning firm...

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    Report: Volkswagen to replace Golf R32 with new Scirocco R20T

    Volkswagen first hinted at a new high-performance version of the Scirocco coupe when it revealed the GT24 race concept back at the Austrian Wörthersee Tour tuning show in May, but in what form the car will finally come to production is still up in the air. The most likely scenario will see it come...

  • Need for Speed Underground Volkswagen Scirocco Coupe
    Tuner VW Sciroccos revealed ahead of Essen Motor Show

    A pair of modified Volkswagen Scirocco coupes scheduled to appear at the upcoming Essen Motor Show in Germany have been revealed, one of them inspired by the Need for Speed Undercover series of racing sims. The other is the German ‘Polizei’ Tune It! Safe!, which was created by the...

  • mcchip volkswagen scirocco 001
    MCCHIP modified Volkswagen Scirocco

    The Volkswagen Scirocco may not be coming to the U.S. due to unfavorable exchange rates, but that doesn't make it any less interesting as a car. That's doubly true once it's seen the improving touch of a tuner, and the MCCHIP modifications add tastefully to the Scirocco, leaving its basic essence...

  • oettinger vw scirocco main630 1

    The first Volkswagen Scirocco coupes are just starting to appear in showrooms in Europe but one of Germany’s top tuners, Oettinger, has already developed a bodykit and mild performance upgrade for the car. The modifications to the car’s exterior include a new bodykit for the coupe, with an aggressively styled front bumper, sporty side sills, a rear diffuser and a subtle rear spoiler. Rounding out the mods is a suspension lowering kit and black-chrome 19in alloy wheels. Oettinger’s top-level tuning kit develops up to 350hp and 470Nm from the Scirocco’s 2.0L TFSI petrol...

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