The end is nigh for the Scirocco in the Land Down Under where the R Wolfsburg limited-run final model will go on sale on November 14.
Named after the city in Germany where the VW Group has its headquarters, the Scirocco R Wolfsburg serves as the model’s swan song in Australia where just 150 units are going to be made to keep the model exclusive. Only 30 cars are going to be built with a six-speed manual gearbox, while the other 120 will be equipped with the quicker dual-clutch, six-speed automatic transmission.
Customers will get to pick from either a Rising Blue Metallic paint or an Oryx White Pearl Effect body hue, with both of them complemented by the 19-inch black alloy wheels and side mirror caps featuring a similar finish. At an additional cost, buyers will be able to add a panoramic glass sunroof for an extra $1,750.
The interior cabin will be home to a pair of front body-hugging, height-adjustable seats, which are going to come without side airbags. A special plaque will be installed on the inside to serve as a reminder it’s not the run-of-the-mill Scirocco.
The coupe’s last hurrah will cost $49,490 when fitted with the manual and $51,990 with the DSG. Regardless of gearbox selection, the Scirocco R Wolfsburg is going to be motivated by the same turbocharged 2.0-liter engine delivering 252 horsepower (188 kilowatts) at 6,000 rpm and 244 pound-feet (330 Newton-meters) of torque from 2,400 rpm like it does in the regular Scirocco R upon which the special edition is based.
As far as performance is concerned, the manual version is going to cover the 0-62 mph (0-100 kph) sprint in 6.2 seconds, thus making it 0.2s slower than the DSG-equipped model.
Scheduled to go on sale from November 14, the VW Scirocco R Wolfsburg special edition is going to be followed in Australia by other performance models and new Wolfsburg editions next year.
It remains to be seen whether the limited-run model for Australia is a sign that VW has plans to entirely retire the current Scirocco in the near future. The model’s third generation has been around for more than eight years, so suffice it to say a replacement is overdue.
Source: VW Australia