2008 Volkswagen Scirocco Racer Coupe To Debut

2008 Volkswagen Scirocco Racer Coupe To Debut The 300hp 2.0-liter TFSi engined racing version of VW Scirocco will make its debut at 24-Hour Race at the Nurburgring to be held from 23-25 May. And what you see here is the first image of the factory-developed Scirocco racer.It was unveiled by Volkswagen last month at the Spreewaldring near Cottbus. The new sport-hatch comes with direct-shift transmission with DSG technology and will compete against Gumpert Apollo Hybrid, Lexus LF-A and others.

Among the drivers for Scirocco Racer Coupe will be the two-time Le Mans winner Hans-Joachim Stuck and the two-time World Rally Champion Carlos Sainz. Speaking at the car’s launch last month, Hans-Joachim Stuck said "the Scirocco is one of the most uncomplicated racing cars I’ve ever driven. It’s really fun."

Earlier Hans-Joachim Stuck, Dieter Depping, Francois Verbist and Thomas Mutsch completed a comprehensive endurance test with Scirocco race-bred version at the Motorsport Arena at Oschersleben. Last year's winner the VW Golf GTI hatch also used the same 300hp 2.0L TFSI engine design. So things already look ominous for the VW racer but currently there are no plans for a street variant of this car.

Photo of Volkswagen Scirocco Coupe's Racer Variant.
08 Volkswagen Scirocco Racer Coupe

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