iPod and iPod Touch owners can now download a free game app starring the new 265hp Volkswagen Scirocco R. Game features include a multi-player mode and tilt sensor steering guidance.

For the second time in 2009 Volkswagen is offering a free downloadable game starring one of its cars to iPhone and iPod Touch users. Available from the Apple App store the new game is called "Scirocco R 24 hour Challenge" and users get to pilot a Scirocco R through a system of bends that are not dissimilar to the Nürburgring's Nordschleife.

Car guidance can be done either through the touch screen or by the tilt sensor. The latter is extremely cool because it lets players gesture as if they are really in the driving seat. Multi-player mode is also available through the Bluetooth connection so friends and friends of friends can race against each other.

Players can also customise their cars and enjoy the genuine engine sound of the Scirocco R. The digital racer takes after the real thing, with pieces like the large air inlets in the front bumper and the chrome tailpipes appearing on screen.

As one of the most powerful road VWs ever built the 195kW (265hp) real-life Scirocco R will run from 0 - 100km/h in 6.5 seconds. And has a top speed of 250km/h.


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