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VW PRESS RELEASE:

As the Volkswagen squad prepares to take to the grid this Saturday for the Nürburgring 24hrs, a new road car model will hit the track to give spectators the first glimpse of the new Scirocco R.

Designed, engineered and developed by Volkswagen Individual, the new car is not only the most powerful and fastest accelerating Scirocco ever produced but also the most focussed R model yet. At its heart is a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder EA113 engine (as opposed to the EA888 fitted to the conventional Scirocco) in heavily revised form. The block has been reinforced with an entirely new alloy head, uprated pistons, conrods and high pressure injectors. An uprated turbocharger generating 1.2 bar of boost is joined by a new intercooler to cope with the extra heat generated. The result is 265 PS and 258 lbs ft of torque â€" a rise of 65 PS and 51 lbs ft over the Scirocco’s current 2.0-litre TSI engine.

Drive is channelled through the front wheels via a six-speed manual or DSG gearbox. Ensuring greater grip in all conditions, especially on tight corners, is XDS (first seen on the new Golf GTI) an electronic cross-axle traction control system. As with the rest of the Scirocco range, the Scirocco R is fitted with Adaptive Chassis Control (ACC). This allows the driver to select from normal, comfort or sport modes to define the desired suspension, steering and accelerator response settings for the conditions and journey. The braking system has also been uprated with larger discs and callipers, the latter finished in gloss black.

The mechanical changes to the Scirocco R are joined by a purposeful new look. The new front bumper, featuring a set of LED running lights, is dominated by a trio of deep airdams while the Xenon lights, fitted as standard, frame a new gloss black grille element set into which is a single ‘R’ badge. Further back, the mirrors are capped in gloss black while the rubbing strips which run down either side of the standard Scirocco have been removed to be replaced by a set of body-coloured side skirts.

The rear of the Scirocco R features smoked rear light lenses and a new, rear spoiler along with a prominent diffuser finished in gloss black mounted between a pair of new oval tailpipes. The Scirocco badge and engine designation are both deleted in favour of the Volkswagen badge and a single ‘R’ logo. Completing the changes are a set of 18-inch five-spoke wheels with 19-inch versions available as an option.

The uprated look continues inside the Scirocco R. The main contact points are new sports seats complete with ‘R’ logos are joined by a gloss black finish on the centre console, vents and door cards replacing the silver highlights found on the standard car. A new three-spoke, flat-bottomed steering wheel finished in black leather with contrasting white stitching sits in front of new white backlit dials complete with blue needles unique to the ‘R’ models. As standard the Scirocco R will be fitted with a touchscreen CD stereo, 2Zone climate control, six airbags and Electronic Stabilisation Programme.

Sales of the Scirocco R in the UK are set to start towards the end of the year. Prices will be announced closer to this time.
 

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Autocar suggesting around £25k.

Incidentally, can we now officially kick sand in the face of all those with mere 2.0TSi Sciroccos now they are no longer the most powerful in the range? :lol: It will make a change from looking down on those on us with or expecting 1.4s and diesels... ;)
 

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All they have done is rob the parts bin for the interior and engine, some revised software for the suspension, and some specific R bumpers. Its not that groundbreaking, and i dont think it justifies the increase in cost tbh.

If they'd fitted the R bucket seats as fitted to thr RS4 and R32 as an option, then the interior may have swung it for the cost, but thats a bit of a disappointment spec wise.

You could buy a 1.4 tsi, a damaged repairable S3 and build the same or better car for less,......

Exterior styling is very nice though.
 

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Autocar suggesting around £25k.

Incidentally, can we now officially kick sand in the face of all those with mere 2.0TSi Sciroccos now they are no longer the most powerful in the range? :lol: It will make a change from looking down on those on us with or expecting 1.4s and diesels... ;)
nope ill still look down my cars still better
 

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It does look very nice though! I was at my local dealers this morning, they said they'll give me a shout as soon as they got one. I've got to have a drive. Will be keeping mine though. Thinking about a bluefin, does anyone know for definate if fitting this would void the warranty. I also asked at dealers, but all they could say was it could cause problems if something went wrong, as vw would try to blame the chip / remap.
 

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It does look very nice though! I was at my local dealers this morning, they said they'll give me a shout as soon as they got one. I've got to have a drive. Will be keeping mine though. Thinking about a bluefin, does anyone know for definate if fitting this would void the warranty. I also asked at dealers, but all they could say was it could cause problems if something went wrong, as vw would try to blame the chip / remap.
If in doubt, load the standard map back on before you go for a service.
 

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All they have done is rob the parts bin for the interior and engine, some revised software for the suspension, and some specific R bumpers. Its not that groundbreaking, and i dont think it justifies the increase in cost tbh.

If they'd fitted the R bucket seats as fitted to thr RS4 and R32 as an option, then the interior may have swung it for the cost, but thats a bit of a disappointment spec wise.

You could buy a 1.4 tsi, a damaged repairable S3 and build the same or better car for less,......

Exterior styling is very nice though.
You could say that about any variant of a standard model (A3-S3, Golf GTi-R32 etc). Cost is unknown at present but if it is in the region of £25k it would be well worth it in my opinion. The exterior styling fixes everything that I personally think is wrong with the Roc (no more matt black plastic, no more stupid black door strips, no more huge arch gaps). Add to this bigger brakes, and electronic diff, other mechanical upgrades as well as an increase in BHP, better wheels and nicer interior I'd say this is a definite winner.
 

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Ta for that, yeah I found the technical forum discussing exactly that. It's inevitable that they always bring out a top variant a while after the rest. We should all look at it this way. We'll have been driving around in ours for a year or so, getting loads of attention and enjoying ourselves.

That a side it does look very, very nice!
 

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sciroccorocket said:
fensaddler said:
Autocar suggesting around £25k.

Incidentally, can we now officially kick sand in the face of all those with mere 2.0TSi Sciroccos now they are no longer the most powerful in the range? :lol: It will make a change from looking down on those on us with or expecting 1.4s and diesels... ;)
nope ill still look down my cars still better
Surprised to see your still ticking the penis box. Somethings never change.

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sciroccorocket said:
fensaddler said:
Autocar suggesting around £25k.

Incidentally, can we now officially kick sand in the face of all those with mere 2.0TSi Sciroccos now they are no longer the most powerful in the range? :lol: It will make a change from looking down on those on us with or expecting 1.4s and diesels... ;)
nope ill still look down my cars still better
Surprised to see your still ticking the penis box. Somethings never change.

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STOP sniffing your NOS
 
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