Judging by the title, you’d think that Volkswagen finally decided to bring its much lauded Scirocco hatchback model to North America, but added a *slight* increase in destination charges, but also one in power.
That’s not quite right. It seems Canadian tuners HPA have a deal with VW to import a few Scirocco models every year, and modify them extensively. The result of these modifications is the FT565, or in simpler terms, a VW Scirocco capable of 550 HP and 500 lb-ft of torque.
How did HPA achieve such a thing? Well they took the stock Scirocco and added a new 3.2-liter V6 engine, complete with two Garrett H25 turbochargers, and also threw in all-wheel drive, a feature not even the most powerful stock Scirocco has.
There’s also a stage two tuning kit, which takes the torque to 600 lb-ft. This means a 0 to 62 mph time of 3.4 seconds and a top speed of 200 mph. And yes, it’s still a Volkswagen hatchback!
Sadly though, you’re going to have to pay much more than the stock price of any regular Scirocco, around $150,000, but you’ll also be getting things like a braking system with 14-inch, eight-piston calipers, as well as 19-inch aluminum BBS wheels wrapped in Dunlop SP Sport Maxx tires.
In case you’ve gotten tired of waiting for VW to bring its aggressive hatchback to North America, then Canada is the only way to go.
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