• Oct 7, 2008
Click above for a gallery of the Oettinger Volkswagen Scirocco

Today on Cars We Can't Have, Oettinger turns its eye toward Volkswagen's C30 Scirocco. There's history between the tuning firm and VW's windy coupe, so this could be viewed as an addendum to past work. What does a tuner do, if not enhance performance? Indeed, Oettinger has fiddled about underhood to wring 240PS from the 2.0-liter engine, and the smaller 1.4-liter TSI mill is good for an even 200PS at the hands of the tuner. Anticipating that more is always better, the future holds a further enhanced 2.0 liter TSI engine frothing out 350PS.

It's not just engine tweaks. The hotted-up Scirocco is low enough to scrape roadkill from the tarmac, thanks to an adjustable suspension. Holding the increased go power from the engine room in check are larger brakes, and it wouldn't be a tuner car without a body kit. Oettinger's bodywork changes are more classy than garish, and overall the look is successful at ratcheting our desire for the Scirocco up another notch.


[Source: World Car Fans]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Damn you VW, give me this car.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Like my American Muscle, but aside from being lowered a tad much and rims being a bit oversized for functionality, this is sexy.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Why are you guys so sure that this is a Golf. Have you driven the new scirocco...
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'll take two of these EG Civic hatc...I mean Scirocco's please.

      Seriously though, unlike many other attempts German tuning (*cough* Abt *cough* http://www.worldcarfans.com/9081003.001/abt-vw-scirocco-tuning-package-released), this unrestrained look is very nice. Makes me more envious of the Europeans, although the new GTI looks pretty sweet too, particularly in the 5-door. And I am not at all a GTI fan.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I cannot begin to stomach how disappointed I am with the whole revitalization of this reskinned GTi (i.e. Scirocco)...Oettinger's new vision with of 'desert wind' product, just falls flat with stale air for me. Sure - it looks like sex, but really same old treatment on a flawed and over-priced concept. Europe can keep it and I will keep the memories of my MkII.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Have you ever seen a GTI and a Scirocco side by side?

        They are completely different. The Scirocco is quite low and wide, has another stance on the road, and even if sharing front suspension and drivetrains, saying it's a reskinned Golf (like you and other here did) is ignorant.
      cbraundesign
      • 6 Years Ago
      For some reason I still fail to see how the scirocco is more than just a really cool Golf. If VW would have released this exact same car as the Golf VI, no one would have been the wiser. What's the point?
        • 6 Years Ago
        @cbraundesign
        Not really. I have never, N-E-V-E-R, considered buying a VW anything. Then they announced the Scirocco; I got all excited that VW finally made a sweet car. A little piece died inside when they decided that it would take away sales of their ricer rabbit here in the us. Other than the GTI W12 650, the golf just leaves me flaccid. Much rather have a Civic Si hatch. But they killed it in America there is a void for an awesome hatch. By not bringing the Scirocco Stateside, I will continue pass VW when looking for a vehicle.
        • 6 Years Ago
        @cbraundesign
        This is what I've said all along. Its not DIFFERENT enough from the GTI to sell well in the US. Well, it might sell well, but to people who otherwise would have bought a GTI. They won't garner new sales, just cannibalize their existing ones. If they would make it AWD, and put a nice 2.0T with a bigger turbo and about 300hp, you'd sell a boat load. As a cooler GTI? Not so much.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I personally think VW WILL be selling the Scirocco here in the US. I have personally seen a white one testing here in Florida last Friday. I will be taking my DSLR in the 'ol E46 M3 spy hunter and chase one down if I have to ;)

      You heard it from me!!! We will be getting them!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Its Hot!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      The taillights remind me of a M6's....but the overall look is SEX........and we all know sex sells!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      The lowering job really makes this car look terrible, like a half done loaf of bread. And as mentioned above, it's likely a handling dog as well.


      • 6 Years Ago
      I like!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Good God, Bring the Rocco to the U.S.!!! I want to drive a Rocco again....

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