Volkswagen Bids Farewell To Scirocco R With Final Wolfsburg Edition Photo:
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Kez Casey | Oct, 10 2016 | 0 Comments

Volkswagen Australia is preparing to bid goodbye to the Scirocco R hot hatch with a limited run of 150 Wolfsburg Edition cars before the three-door coupe is retired.

The Australian allocation will be divided into 120 DSG dual-clutch automatic equipped cars, and a scant 30 manual models, available in either Oryx White Pearl or Rising Blue Metallic.

The Wolfsburg treatment sees the Scirocco decked out with 19-inch Lugano alloy wheels (in place of the standard 19-inch Cadiz wheels), black mirror housings, deeply bolstered front sports seats (with the side airbags deleted), an individually numbered plaque, and a premium multi-function colour instrument display.

Volkswagen has made no mechanical changes; the Scirocco R Wolfsburg ships with the same 188kW/330Nm 2.0 litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine, adaptive chassis control, and front-wheel-drive as before. Manual models promise a 0-100 km/h time of 6.2 seconds, while the DSG claims a 6.0 second sprint.

“It’s fitting that we see off the Scirocco in such spectacular fashion,” Volkswagen Group Managing Director Michael Bartsch said.

“This limited edition is one to keep enthusiasts happy at track days or on winding weekend drives for many years to come.”

The Scirocco R Wolfsburg will go on sale from the 14th of November, priced at $49,490 (plus on-roads) for the manual or $51,990 (plus on roads) for the DSG automatic. The only other option being a panoramic glass sunroof for $1750.

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