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VW Scirocco Studie R unveiled at Bologna motor show

Wed, 03 Dec 2008

By Tim Pollard

Motor Shows

03 December 2008 11:50

Volkswagen today surprised Bologna show goers with another hint at what the forthcoming hot Scirocco coupe will look like. The Scirocco Studie R is a more roadgoing version of the Scirocco GT24 race car – and is a thinly veiled guide to the R20T that’s in development.

CAR Online revealed VW’s plans for a hot Scirocco earlier this month, and this white concept car further fleshes out Wolfsburg’s thinking. There’s high-gloss black trim, with accents in red and green in homage to the show’s host nation.

As accurately disclosed by CAR, the Studie R has a 266bhp 2.0-litre turbo engine which is destined to remain for production in 2010. It’s related to the Audi S3’s engine.

Clues aplenty here, too. Expect the production R20T to follow some of the concept’s styling cues. There’s a front splitter, while the large rear wing and diffuser are claimed to be 100% in the interests of aerodynamics. Of course.

Spot the Studie R from its twin pipes and triple-spoke 19in alloy wheels. Nestling behind the polished rims lie a set of four-piston brake callipers and sport-tuned suspension.

Inside the hottest Scirocco yet are black and white Nappa leather Recaro seats and a smattering of carbonfibre trim.

By Tim Pollard