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The VW IROC concept is on its way to production in a couple of years as the new Scirocco. For most production cars from major manufacturers, one of the inevitable stops along the way is California's Death Valley for hot weather testing, and the Scirocco's no different in that regard.
It's been caught on video going through its paces in the desert valley over at Auto Motor und Sport. Propulsion for the Scirocco will come from a range of engines starting with a 115hp FSI four-cylinder to a 250 hp VR6, with prices starting at 25,000 Euro. You can catch the video over at the Auto Motor und Sport website.

[Source: Auto Motor und Sport]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      I concur fully with blogger "iamhoff". The Europeans keep attempting to market their funky vertical rear hatches here (in the US) such as BMW did with the Z3 and 308ti. For me, even the Rabbit/GTI has a hatch that is a bit too vertical. VW should shoot for the streamlined liftbacks such as on the 350Z and the original Sciroccos. Both streamlined/sporty looking, and very practical.

      I also hope they don't ruin it by trying to make it into a 4 door like nearly every other car on the market. I would also love to see the Mazda 3 or Mazda 6 as a 2 door coupe or 2 door hatch. But the manufacturers seems to be obsessed with all things 4 door.

      • 7 Years Ago
      I loved my '81 Scirocco. Had some nice fat rubber and thicker anti rollbars. That car cornered like glue. Awesome car, but it had the old VW electrical gremlins. I hope they bring it back in a big way (minus the bad electrics.)
      • 7 Years Ago
      Why would you need a Scirocco when there's already a GTI available. VDuh!
      • 7 Years Ago
      As a kid I always wanted a Scirocco, but this car just doesn't elicit much of an emotional response.
      Hope the car looks better than it appears and not just another hopped up hatchback. Snore
      • 7 Years Ago
      Wow... I feel VW pulling out of its slump already.