The new Volkswagen Scirocco R is now on sale. This cool looking car is priced at approximately £26,945 on the road. Fitted with a 2.0 litre TSI four cylinder engine and a six speed manual as standard the range topping Volkswagen Scirocco R is capable of 0-62mph in 6.0 seconds falling to 5.8 seconds when equipped with the DSG gearbox, while achieving a combined figure of 34.9 mpg (35.3 for DSG) and 189 g/km of CO2 (187 for DSG). Top speed is approximately 155mph.
To set the ‘R’ model apart from a conventional Volkswagen Scirocco the model features unique styling. There are new front bumpers complete with LED running lights and a trio of deep airdams, Xenon lights which frame gloss black grille elements, gloss black wing mirrors, sill extensions and 18-inch five-spoke ‘Talladega’ alloy wheels housing gloss black ‘R’ callipers which give the new model a purposeful look. There is also the option of 19-inch alloy wheels in the same design. For the first time on an ‘R’ model, the Scirocco R channels power though the front wheels and is fitted with the XDS electronic cross-axle traction control system to ensure improved grip in all conditions.