A long time ago between the 70s and 90s, the Volkswagen Scirocco was one of those cars that small boys aspired to own and grown up men bought to satisfy this inner boy racer. Almost two decades later, the car manufacturer decided to bring it back to life in a peerless sporty coupe and a much improved driving dynamics and engine of the modern Volkswagen.
At present time, the Scirocco is now in her facelifted 3rd generation and we are absolutely thrilled to be in one of this charismatic sports car for a shoot about. This model is a 1.4 TSI with horsepower rated at 122, with maximum torque of 200 Nm from 1500 to 4000 rpm.
The most pronounced change to the 2015 Scirocco is the new striking headlight cluster design that has an integrated narrow, convex daytime running light contour lining the bottom of the xenon lights module. It is followed by a subtle redesign of the bumper unit that includes what Volkswagen called “aerodynamic blades” to create a more aggressive front fascia. A resulting lowered air intake and 18-inch alloy wheels further accentuates a lower road stance for the Scirocco.
As we stepped inside the coupe, the first thing that caught our eyes was the three-auxiliary instrument gauge that was sitting snugly above the centre console displaying charge pressure, time and engine oil temperature. Everything else is of excellent workmanship, and leather awash the upholstery and steering wheel. With the sunroof opened, the coupe instantly felt like it has become more roomy.
Bulging at all the right places, our flash red Scirocco is, at every moment and every angle, a sexy little beast that is calling out for attention to everyone else on the roads. We were at times uncomfortable with this attention it was drawing but understood why she totally deserved it.
With a pretty big road presence despite her small frame, and a competent handling that equally matches her fast, eager-to-rev drivetrain, we hope the Scirocco maintains a firm place in the Volkswagen line-up for many, many years to come. A success that is definitely difficult to replicate.