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8/10
Overall verdict

The Top Gear car review: Volkswagen Scirocco

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Best in class
8/10
Overall verdict
Not a marketing exercise but an awesome machine.
 

For: 

Good-looking, well-built and well-sorted coupe with power and classless appeal

Against: 

It's a Golf GTI underneath, rear space is compromised

Overview

What is it?

Some say it is an icon reborn. Others, that it is Volkswagen shamelessly pillaging its back catalogue. A couple even postulate it is simply a Golf GTI in a little black dress.

Whatever. It’s ruddy good, is what it is. The Scirocco retains the funky spirit of the original but blends this with modern practicality and driving satisfaction. Indeed, Volkswagen has now enhanced this with the facelifted model, adding further polish to the package.

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