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VOLKSWAGEN SCIROCCO

3-door 4-seater hatchback coupé.

Karmann-built, Giugiaro-styled, built on new Golf floorpan and running gear, but actually pre-dating it by several months. At Karmann, effectively a successor to the Karmann-Ghia, but much better in all respects, with agile front-wheel-drive handling, svelte good looks and various derivatives (all with same sheet metal). The best Sciroccos had the Golf GTI engine of 110bhp (LHD at first, RHD from mid-1979 as GLi, with an automatic option), which was good for 110-115mph. Replaced in 1981 by much less stylish if more roomy Scirocco 2. Some say the Scirocco GTI was as exciting as the hatchback from which it took its engine.

Technical Specifications

Engine:
1470cc/1588cc (S4 Tr OC) 
Configuration:
Front engine, front-wheel drive 
Production dates:
1974 to 1981  
Number produced:
504,200