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Volkswagen Scirocco R Wolfsburg farewells two-door


In November we’ll be farewelling a very niche two-door sports car. I’m referring to, of course, the 2016 Volkswagen Scirocco R Wolfsburg.

The front-drive Scirocco coupe has struggled to beat the strong sales of the more mainstream Golf – but it has a strong following inside the Volkswagen fan community.

Australia has been allocated 150 of these cars and each edition will be numbered.

2016 Scirocco Wolfsburg - Chasing Cars


As we saw on the Golf R Wolfsburg Wagon last year, the Wolfsburg line is an emerging Volkswagen trim level that brings mainly aesthetic and feature upgrades.

Like the Scirocco R on which this car is based, the Wolfsburg will be offered with a choice of manual ($49,490) or DSG automatic ($51,990) gearboxes to pair with the two-litre turbo petrol.

That engine is based on the previous generation of Volkswagen two-litres, but it’s still potent, producing 188kW at 6,000rpm and 330Nm between 2,400rpm and 5,200rpm.

2016 Scirocco Touareg Wolfsburg - Chasing Cars


Those figures are channelled to the front wheels, differentiating the Scirocco from the similar but newer Golf R which packs 4MOTION all-wheel-drive.

The Wolfsburg special edition differentiates itself from the standard car by way of blacked-out, 19-inch Lugarno wheels, and new leather-and-Alcantara racing bucket style seats.

There’s also keyless access and start and a new colour multifunction display between the analogue gauges.

Wolfsburg Sciroccos will arrive in one of just two colours – Rising Blue, a metallic, or Oryx White, a pearl.

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