Spy shots of VW Scirocco R20

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    Spy shots of VW Scirocco R20

    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 high-performance version of the Scirocco coupe when it revealed the GT24 race concept back at the Austrian Wörthersee Tour tuning show last May, and then the carmaker followed it up with the Scirocco Study R concept at last year’s Bologna Motor Show.

    The new model will be called the Scirocco R20 and it’s expected to make its debut alongside a Golf-based variant at this month’s Nurburgring 24 hour endurance race. Key features lifted from the concept include the aggressively styled bumper with larger intakes and unique fog lights, as well as the slightly wider fenders and lower ride height.

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    Re: Spy shots of VW Scirocco R20

    I haven't heard about that model for years.

    I have a "soft spot" for the VW Scirocco, as I had a 1976 model, which was the 1st year they had them in the US. The body was by Karmann Coachworks. Transverse engines were less than usual in those days and the mono-wiper was a novelty. Mine was silver. We had issues with the valve guides in those days as a result of a very low profile cylinder head. Smoked a little, but a gas to drive. I'd love to get my hands on a new R20, just to experience the enormous advancements in technology compared to my last drive in a Scirocco.




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    Re: Spy shots of VW Scirocco R20

    I dunno, I still don't like the looks of it. It's like a GTI trying hard to be a Brera.

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    I think this car is gorgeous. I saw white one today(not the R) with dealer plates on it driving here in AZ... do they sell these in Mexico?

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    Re: Spy shots of VW Scirocco R20

    Quote Originally Posted by Slideways View Post
    I dunno, I still don't like the looks of it. It's like a GTI trying hard to be a Brera.
    I love it - great roofline - better looking than the Brera - come on how many taillights (or similar) do you need?

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    Re: Spy shots of VW Scirocco R20

    I really like it, especially its stance and rear haunches.
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    Re: Spy shots of VW Scirocco R20

    Quote Originally Posted by Col Klink View Post
    I love it - great roofline - better looking than the Brera - come on how many taillights (or similar) do you need?
    Better looking that the Brera, bite your tongue!

    I don't see it being sold here next to the GTI, to close to the same size I think, but I'm not really in the market for a hatch. If it were to replace the GTI, that would be fine by me, but there would be a huge outcry from GTI fans.

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