• Feb 12th 2010 at 7:58PM
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Patrick Moczarsky's take on a new Volkswagen Corrado – Click above for high-res image gallery

Just about every Volkswagen aficionado who knows the Corrado has thoughts about the chunky coupe. Introduced in 1988 to replace the aging-yet-still-cool Scirocco, VW first "full-blooded sports car" went nuts with tech and equally nuts with pricing. The Corrado's VR6 engine and speed-reactive rear spoiler couldn't get people past the steep cost of entry, and the car was dead six years later.

The car still maintains a strong cult following, however, which is why graphic designer Patrick Moczarsky has envisioned what a new Corrado would look like, even though VW itself has released a new version of its predecessor, the Scirocco. The original car isn't a bad looker, which is why we aren't surprised that Moczarsky's concept looks almost exactly like the new VW corporate face on an old Corrado body. Moczarsky's other nod to the original: this one is also described as "expensive." Follow the jump for his thoughts on the car, and have a look at it in serial and tuned form in the gallery of high-res photos below. Just for fun, we've also embedded a bonus video of a VW Corrado G60 ad circa 1988, so be sure to check that out as well.

[Source: Miranda Media]


NEW CORRADO - Concept car by Patrick Moczarsky

February 2010 – Some of us have already wondered what a new motor vehicle on the basis of VW Corrado for serial production would look like. Miranda Media specialists were also intrigued by this question, so they have developed four conceptual sketches that represent the impression based on the view of a new sports car in its serial production and tuning versions. "That's exactly what the new VW Corrado should look like, and no way else", says Patrick Moczarsky, a professional designer and graphic artist of Miranda Media.

The expensive concept car represents a dynamic blend of the old model and progressive design. The first draft should focus our attention on how the future Volkswagen car can comprise all the features in a compact model with traditional optics. The project has made it absolutely clear that the old VW Corrado must give place to the "New Corrado", which could be successfully introduced with the motto: it's time to say goodbye to the old outfit!

Some design features were remained, however, and replaced by ordinary modern parts. The first thing that strikes the eye here is a small rear spoiler that can be pulled out automatically, just as in the old Corrado.

Light alloy wheels (Schmidt Revolution) together with a flat roof and a notably protrudent vehicle body of the tuning version contribute to the revolutionary, truly sport-looking image. The hood lines running up between aggressively styled headlights in a deep curvature make the design even more expressive. Large air holes flank the front side and rear end of the body, thus causing the feeling as if the car merely absorbs the street.

"We realize, of course, that Volkswagen will not present such a car right now, but the flight of imagination is so fascinating that it won't give us a moment's rest", says Patrick Moczarsky from Miranda Media.

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      • 5 Years Ago
      Wow! Great video. It brought back a bunch of memories. The Corrado was my first car out of college. Haven't owned a car like it since the first kid. Bring it back so us middle age guys can get one!
      • 5 Years Ago
      This is what the new VW Jetta based coupe could have looked like, rather than out-Accord-ing the Honda Accord.

      A nice bit of speculation, but still just speculation.
      • 5 Years Ago
      If only that were the picture of an actual car headed towards production (and of course, the USA).

      VW, Don't come out with a new Corrado unless you are bringing to America as well!

      Patrick, great job!
        • 5 Years Ago
        Agreed. To have the Scirocco and a possible Corrado out, but not available here...

        As for the render, nice but seems a bit too rounded.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Love 'rados. Almost bought a 92 SLC in forest green with tan interior. Drove great, but the owner was an idiot, the dipstick wasn't even touching oil when I borrowed it, and I took it to a shop that did a leakdown test that informed me that one of the cylinders was bad. Sucks, was a sweet ride. Oh well, back to the AWD 5spd Turbo S6 Wagon. :P
        • 5 Years Ago
        I had a bought a new '89 G60 in the Spring of '90. That was a fun car. I took it in for service one day a couple of years later and ended up leaving with a brand new '92 VR6 in the exact same same color combo you are talking about. That was before the forest greeen became popular and it really stood out. Those VR6's had some unforgiving torque steer. But it was still a blast to drive.

        True you can't find a decent example for sale. Everyone I've seen is beat with terrible bodywork and usually trashed interiors.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Anything new? ...!! I dont think so !!, just the agressive look we all like spreading around the house of Volkswagen. It looks like an old Seat Leon . Haa!
        • 5 Years Ago
        Which in turn looks like the corrado or the previous lancia delta (both much older than the leon).
        • 5 Years Ago
        That's exactly what I was thinking mykarcher. Luckily the Leon is a good looking car
      • 5 Years Ago
      I like it. I would definitely drive that.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I like it... They should hire this guy who did it haha
        • 5 Years Ago
        I don't see why not
      • 5 Years Ago
      • 5 Years Ago
      I have a 93 3.0T corrado that I've loved since I got it when I was 14. I think It could be better designed but overall some of the features are there that I would love them to keep. Like the coupe look unlike the scirocco, the fog light location, the rear graphics, and the automatic wing.
      • 5 Years Ago
      One thing I hope VW doesn't forget is how the Corrado had a decent back seat. It was a pita to get back there but once ensconced it wasn't a bad ride. Perhaps it would give VW a 3 series competitor. Right now I'd take a VW interior over the crap found in the 3 series. Add a softop convertible and they'd be 15 grand under 3 series cab with a useful trunk to boot!

      After doing a bit of pencil whipping I came to the conclusion that a new Corrado could be profitably sold for $100 more than a similarly equipped Golf. How? Assume they can sell 100,000 cars a year for 5 years. Take that total * $100 and you get $50,000,000. That should be more than enough to design and test a new body style. I'm going to ignore tooling expense as it is a consumable with these numbers. As tooling is generated by CNC equipment the cost to build 1 set of Corrado hood dies isn't going to be significantly higher than an additional set of Golf hood dies (VW makes Golf in multiple locations with multiple sets of tooling). Don't get confused by cost numbers and sales prices as there is considerable margin it is just a question of how the accountants want to allocate expenses.
      • 5 Years Ago
      two words: highly unnecessary
      • 5 Years Ago
      bring the scirrocco and i will buy one, build this and i'll buy one too.
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