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Volkswagen Scirocco R

By luanpa in | April 15, 2010 | (4) Comments

Volkswagen Scirocco R is the most potent variant yet of the firm’s Golf-based three-door coupe. It is the third and latest generation of the VW Scirocco, but it is not for the U.S. especially since the R gives us a glimpse of the Golf R that should arrive on our shores later this year. And the price is at around £30,000.

Volkswagen Scirocco fleet at the 24 hour race, Volkswagen want to demonstrate once again at the 24 hour race just how much dynamic potential the Volkswagen Scirocco R possesses. An entire fleet of two-door cars, five cars altogether, will enter the marathon ride through the “Green Hell” there; all of them bear a close resemblance to the production vehicle, both technically and visually.

Outside, The Scirocco R stands on 18-inch wheels and 235/40 rubber, with 19-inch wheels optional. The front end is graced by three huge air intakes and LED daytime running lights. Air enters the engine bay through a specifically styled grille and exits behind the car through large exhaust pipes left and right.

Inside, black and aluminum trim separates the Scirocco R from its lesser siblings, the steering wheel gets a flat bottom, and the seats are covered in specific Kyalami fabric, named after the famous South African racetrack.

Volkswagen Scirocco R is powered by a 315-hp TSI engine, while the other two use a 300-hp version fueled by compressed natural gas. The Scirocco R that will be able to buy is only slightly less powerful than the ‘Rocco racers: Using a high-powered version of the 2.0-liter turbo four that’s ubiquitous across the VW Group’s lineup, it makes 265 hp at 6000 rpm and a whopping 258 lb-ft of torque at 2500–5000 rpm. In this spec, it is most closely related to the unit offered in the $46,000 Audi TTS, as well as the Euro-only Audi S3.

Fuel economy is rated at a modest 28 mpg in the European cycle (29 with the six-speed DSG dual-clutch transmission). The manual-equipped Scirocco reaches 62 mph in a claimed 6.5 seconds (6.4 with DSG). Top speed is governed at 155 mph. Equipped with the DSG dual-clutch automatic the Scirocco R will reach 62mph in 5.8 seconds (the standard manual taking 6.0 seconds).

Volkswagen Scirocco R

Technical specifications (manual / DSG)

* Engine type: 4-cyl. gasoline (TSI), 1,984 cm3
* Max. power: 195 kW / 265 PS at 6,000 rpm
* Max. torque: 350 Nm at 2,500 rpm
* 0-100 km/h: 6.5 s / 6.4 s
* Top Speed: 250 km/h
* Fuel consumption: 8.3 / 8.2 l/100 km
* Length: 4,264 mm
* Width: 1,810 mm
* Height: 1,394 mm
* Curb weight: 1,333 kg / 1,353 kg
* Transmission: 6+R, manual / DSG
* Drive axle: Front axle
* Tires: 235/40 R 18



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