Volkswagen Scirocco R unveiled |

Volkswgen has released the first official details and photos of the new Scirocco R, a car which enthusiasts have eagerly been waiting for. The most powerful Scirocco is powered by the 2.0 liter engine from the previous generation Golf GTI, which delivers 265 hp and max torque of 350 Nm (258 lb-ft). We’re not sure why VW decided to go with this solution, when they could’ve used the 2.0 TSI from the current Golf GTI, but rumor has it that it was all about development costs. Anyway, that’s not a problem, because we’re sure the Scirocco R is a wonderful car to drive, especially with the car’s low weight (1,330 kg or 2,932 lbs). One of the ways VW managed to keep this low weight is the use of the front wheel drive instead of the all-wheel drive that equips the other R models in the German carmaker’s range.

According to VW, the Scirocco R accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.5 seconds (6.4 with the DSG gearbox), which is 0.4 (0.5) seconds faster than the new Golf GTI and the same (0.1 faster with the DSG) as the new Golf R32 4Motion. Top speed is electronically limited at 250 km/h (155 mph). Other mechanical upgrades made to the Scirocco R include a specially tuned sports chassis and XDS electronic traverse differential lock (the electronic differential lock – EDS – is integrated in the ESP system), lower suspension with new dampers and springs and larger brake discs (345 mm up front and 310 mm at the back).

Of course, being the most powerful version in the Scirocco range, the R model had to be given a new body kit to distinguish it and VW did just that, by fitting the car with a specially designed bumper with large air inlets and LED daytime running lights, radiator grille styled in a high-end glossy black with new R-logo in chrome on black background, larger roof-edge spoiler and a large glossy black diffuser. The double flow exhaust system with oval chrome tailpipes and the new 18 inch “Talladega” R wheels complete the car’s sporty look.

As for the interior, you can assume it also received the sporty treatment, VW offering the Scirocco R with sport seats covered in Kyalami fabric weave (optionally in leather) with R-logo on the front head restraints, aluminium inserts on the instrument panel, high-gloss black accents for the center console, door handles, gearshift grip and steering wheel spokes, parking brake grip and gearshift trim in leather, aluminium tread plates with R-logo and a multifunctional, flat-bottomed R-design leather steering wheel.

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[Source: Volkswagen (Via Carscoop) ]

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