• Dec 3, 2008
Click above for high-res image gallery of the VW Scirocco Study R

Volkswagen's new Scirocco is rapidly becoming a popular canvas for customizing, and Wolfsburg itself is getting into the act. The Bologna Motor Show has been graced with the Scirocco Study R, which could be a preview of a production version called the Scirocco R20T. The Study R is a derivation of the ideas laid down by the GT24 race concept, with a sneery front end and a wing out back. The Study R is more understated in white with subdued striping, red mirrors and a nostriled hood. Power is provided by a 2.0 liter TFSI engine that twirls the cogs in a six-speed DSG gearbox. Suspension and braking systems have also been tweaked to deliver on the image's sporty promise, and a less restrictive exhaust offers some bark to underscore the bite. With the death of the R32, Volkswagen might bring the R20T to the North American market, and if it's anything like the Study R, we'll be saying R-thirty-who?



[Source: Motor Authority]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Is it the study-R or the studie-R like it says on the front of the car?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Of all the cars we dont get in the USA, this is the one I want the most. Affordable, well made, sporty yet refined, and cures the golf gti's main problem: its soccer-mom hum-drum design.
      • 6 Years Ago
      ... and I even like the color.

      Seriously, I think this looks really good. Even the wing doesn't bother me. I like the subtle stripes too. I'm hoping more and more that this makes it to the US.

      Can't make any decisions until I see the Toyobaru though...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Rumours over in Germany are still strong though about a 4motion variant of the scirocco. Either way, that engine/gearbox variant is also said to take place in the Golf VI. And that with 4motion for sure (so they say).

      I'm not in North America so don't know what you guys get.

      Speaking of Golf VI, saw one on plates that show it must be less than a week old. In red, with massive scratches from front to back on the right side. Sad sight.
      • 6 Years Ago
      i'm ready to cut a check for one of these, come on VW! so far the dealers around here know as much as we do, hopefully there's some official announcement soon....
        • 6 Years Ago
        The dealers should know more, VWoA has already announced to General Managers that north america IS getting the Scirocco. Even better news, we'll be getting this vairant as well (though for that confirmation you need to go directly to VW and not a dealer :D).

        Sadly it may just be DSG like the R32 but that's being discussed at current. It will be just FWD, though from what everyone is saying (EVO,CAR, Topgear) the chassis can handle it.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Now that looks SHARP. Very nice.
      • 6 Years Ago
      New front bumper looks 1000 times better than the stock setup. It gives the car visual height and makes it look less like a smushed Rabbit.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Maybe I misread the text but how come you guys didn't write anything about the 270hp power output from the same spec engine as the S3 (though with 5hp more) and that it's powering all 4 wheels...

      Very promising from VW...
      • 6 Years Ago
      That's what the Focus should have looked like.. Sweet ride...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Chase: What's your source? Everything I've read about this has stated it's 4motion and NOT fwd.

      A while back they already announced that R32 was going to make way for a 4motion variant with the 2 litre tfsi instead of the legendary vr6...
        • 6 Years Ago
        Because the car is so damn good as is. In stock 200hp, less power brake, less uber suspension, less free flowing exhaust form, it's already faster around a track than an RX-8.

        As mentioned, the factory where the car is produced currently isn't set up to allow for 4motion, and the hybrid nature of the platform makes it tough as well (part MkV, part EOS, part this and that).
        • 6 Years Ago
        Also, Chase is correct - especially if he knows anyone involved in this project. So far such people have revieled:

        It may just be DSG, the fight is going on right now to determine what transmission North America gets.

        I haven't seen this posted yet but the man responsible for shepherding the MkIV and MkV R32 to North America will be bringing this over.

        It will not, as mentioned, be 4motion but rather FWD with upgraded bits from the stock car.

        I just wish autoblog would get off their duff and post all the pics.

        http://germancarscene.com/wp-content/uploads/2-31208-scirocco-studie-r.jpg

        http://germancarscene.com/wp-content/uploads/5-31208-scirocco-studie-r.jpg

        http://germancarscene.com/wp-content/uploads/7-31208-scirocco-studie-r.jpg

        Those seats, as the European MkV R32 seats did not, will not make it over.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Look at _this_ article. This concept is FWD.

        Most sources site that the reason VW isn't going AWD on this one is because the floorpan of the scirocco doesn't support a driveshaft to the rear.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Overall, this is perfectly heading back to R-model roots. The interior especially rocks.
      • 6 Years Ago
      the stripes are a homage to the Bologna 2008 Autoshow were the car is presented .. it is the flying color of Italy..
        • 6 Years Ago
        Hahahaha. It has never occurred to you, Will, that the Tricolore is the flag of Italy?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Nah, they're just trying to get in on some of that Ducati Tricolore series hotness.
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