What would happen if you mix a sporty coupe from the late 1980s with shooting brake lines of some modern vehicles? You will get this pretty awesome Volkswagen Corrado Magnum that is currently listed for sale in the United States.
Only two Magnums were ever produced and this one was built in 1990, after the German manufacturer commissioned the project to Marold Automobili GmbH following the launch of the regular Corrado in 1988. Volkswagen’s idea was to create a more practical version of the sports car and to launch a limited run of 200 cars in Europe. Eventually, the company cancelled the project.
We don’t know the exact mileage of this example, but judging by the dusty engine bay and the scratchy leather seats, we could assume the car was used for quite some time. Actually, if you take a closer look at the instrument cluster, you’ll notice the 13,429 number that shows, most likely, the original kilometers since new. If you do the math, that equals to 8,344 miles.
There’s also one more interesting number – 260 (kilometers per hour) on the speedometer scale. If you are wondering how a car from 1990 could reach 161.5 miles per hour, the little red G60 badge on the radiator grille is the answer. It signals this shooting-brake has a 1.8-liter four-cylinder EFI petrol engine that generates 160 horsepower (118 kilowatts) and 166 pound-feet (225 newton meters) of torque.
Well, actually, the top speed of the Corrado G60 is 139.8 mph (225 km/h), at least on paper. But that’s still very impressive for a 26-year-old car, also considering the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) acceleration, which takes only 8.3 seconds
If you want to own this piece of history, you will have to send LuxSport, the seller of the Corrado Magnum, a $50,000 check.