VW unveils its amazing Scirocco R

Posted on Wednesday, 20 May 2009 , 20:05:26 byEmil

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VW unveils its amazing Scirocco R

Volkswagen revealed details and images of the high performance variant of its hatchback Scirocco ahead of its 24 Hour debut in Nürburgring. The fastest and most powerful Scirocco ever, the R model has a heavily modified turbocharged 2.0-liter 260-horsepower four-cylinder engine plus a sportier appearance.

The 2.0-liter four puts in 258 lb-ft. torque also, 51 more even than the present top-end motor unit. The engine is receiving a reinforced block having a new alloy head, high-pressure injectors and upgraded pistons, as well a new intercooler and an uprated turbocharger. It’s fitted to either a 6-speed manual or Volkswagen’s DSG 6-speed automatic.

Like Golf GTI (new), the Scirocco R is getting the XDS electronic VW control cross-axle traction system. Outside, a brand new front bumper - LED running lamps - basic Xenon headlamps. New 18-inch alloy wheels or 19-inchers (optional). Inside, sports seats, 3-spoke, steering wheel flat-bottom and gloss black finish.