The new Volkswagen Scirocco R is now available to order. Prices start at £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.
The interior of the Volkswagen Scirocco R has also had styling changes with new sports seats complete with ’R‘ logos, piano black and silver highlights, a new three-spoke black leather sports steering wheel with contrasting stitching and revised white backlit dials with subtle electric blue needles unique to the ‘R’ range. Vienna leather sports seats are also available if required. The first models will arrive in the showrooms around February 2010.