Spy Shots: VW Scirocco hits the 'Ring

After subjecting us for years to dull econo hatchbacks and even blander sedans, Volkswagen impressed the automotive world when it took the covers of its Iroc concept. The vehicle featured an aggressive front-end, a powerful brooding stance and fluid surfaces, but at the same time it was instantly recognizable as a VW. Now the production version of that car has been spotted undergoing some high speed testing at Germany's Nurburgring.
Dubbed the Scirocco, the new VW coupe is rumored to be unveiled at next year's Geneva Auto Show in March before going on sale by the middle of the year. The car's running gear will be borrowed from the current Eos convertible and, not surprisingly, it will be manufactured alongside the former at VW's Portugal plant.

The range will kick off with a 1.4L TSI unit developing 138 HP in base form and 168 in supercharged versions. This will be followed by a 168 HP 2.0L TDI and a 197 HP 2.0L turbo gasoline engine currently used in the Golf GTI. Down the track, VW is expected to launch a performance R20 version with a lightened chassis and a 230 HP 2.0L turbo motor.

[Source: World Car Fans]

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