VW Scirocco R Unveiled with 265 HP…Arg!

This fall VW is going to release a more powerful Scirocco, dubbed the Scirocco R.

The more powerful Scirocco R gets the engine from the Audi S3, which thanks to a bigger turbo, uprated pistons, and high-pressure injectors puts out 265 horsepower. The engine is mated to a six-speed manual or the DSG. Unfortunately the power is still put to the ground only via the front wheels. The ride has also been lowered and there are larger brakes.

The R version of the Scirocco is distinguishable by a new body kit, spoiler, sports seats and R badges.

Too bad US drivers can only drool over this car, since VW has no plans to bring either version of the Scirocco to the US.

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