One of 200 homologation specials is to go under the hammer, and it’s all sorts of 1980s brilliant
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VW Scirocco Studie R news - Hot Roc' - 2008
The answer? No, it won’t. It’ll look like this, the Scirocco Studie R, an official design study unveiled by VW at the Bologna motor show.
Well, they call it a design study, but there’s nothing high concept here: the whole car could enter production at the click of senior management fingers.
There’s a cool new bodykit with massive front air intakes and a proper splitter, while round the back there’s a big wing above a diffuser and twin tailpipes. Less obvious are the stiffened suspension and the big brake callipers… oh, and a tuned-up version of VW’s two-litre turbo petrol engine, putting out a pretty serious 266bhp.
So long as the Scirocco can get all the power down on the road – it looks like staying front wheel drive rather than getting a Golf R32-style four-wheel drive system – we reckon it should hit 60mph in comfortably under six seconds. That’s rapid.
If you’re wondering what the green and red wing mirrors and general Italia-style theme is about, fear not: the Scirocco isn’t trying to pass itself off as a 500 that’s been overdosing on the donuts – instead, VW says it is paying homage to the Bologna motor show. Suck-ups.
With the all the stickers, guys, we’re not fooled by this ‘design study’ talk. Just build it. Now. Please. Thank you.