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The Volkwagen Scirocco made it’s debut in 1974 as a simple coupe sports car based on the A1 platform shared with the Volkswagen Jetta and the Volkswagen Golf. It was the replacement for the Volkswagen Karmann Ghia coupe. The original Volkswagen Scirocco was designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro. It’s generations were sold up to 1992, and was replaced by the Volkswagen Corrado. There are now plans to bring back the Scirocco name in 2008.

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The new 2008 Volkswagen Scirocco will once again share a platform with the Volkswagen Golf. The Volkswagen Scirocco will use the Volkswagen Golf Mk5’s platform, which is also used by the Volkswagen Jetta. The structure will be pretty much the same, except for the height. The Scirocco will be 10cm lower than the Golf.

Engine options will be the 1.4 litre 170 horsepower twin-charger TSI from the Golf GT, the 2.0 litre turbocharged 200 horsepower motor from the Golf GTI, and the normally aspirated 3.2 litre V6 making 250 horsepower from the Golf R32. Note that by the time it is launched, the R32 might have been replaced by an R36 moniker, which means a 3.6 V6 instead of a 3.2 V6.

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Previous artist’s impression of the Scirocco: