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 |  Oct 31 2013, 8:01 AM

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The next-generation Volkswagen Scirocco R could launch as soon as 2017 according to a recent report, and it could be a global product.

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 |  Jul 11 2012, 12:28 PM

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We might have some fancy cars over here in the USA, but there are quite a few vehicles overseas that we can’t help but think are desperately missing from our shores. More than a few are niche market models perfect for auto-enthusiasts, while others are more stylish or practical than what’s currently available in the US. And some are both.

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 |  Jul 09 2010, 9:51 AM


We love Volkswagen‘s new Scirocco, which is why we hate to see this happen to one of the cars. During last week’s Scirocco R Cup Race at the Norisring in Nuremberg, driver Dennis Rieger appears to hit the inside wall on a turn, sending him up on two wheels. Unable to steer properly, Rieger’s car seems just about to flip as it slams into the wall on what appears to be the front straight. Luckily Rieger wasn’t seriously hurt in the accident.

The Scirocco R, for those who don’t know, is the hard-core version of the new Scirocco, boasting a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine to makes 265-hp and 258 ft-lbs of torque. VW doesn’t sell any of the Scirocco models here and has no plans to for fear it would cannibalize sales of the GTI. Sadly, we have to agree.

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