LeMons Torture Test Results: Volkswagen Golf/Jetta/Scirocco

Check out that near-perfect three-way split for the VWs! That means you just never know how you'll do when you bring a Golf or one of its cousins to a LeMons race. Will it grenade the engine? Maybe! Will the electrical system poop out? Could be! Or will the car keep buzzing around the track all weekend? It's happened! » 1/17/10 10:00pm 1/17/10 10:00pm

2009 VW Scirocco Available For Order, Hotter Version On The Way?

V-Dub has announced they are taking orders for their Euro-only 2009 Volkswagen Scirocco. While the latest iteration of the two-door sport hatch won't be getting the 325 HP engine seen in the 24-hour Nürburgring race-prepped Scirocco GT24, it will still be getting some respectable scoot. The Scirocco will officially be… » 6/20/08 10:40am 6/20/08 10:40am

Official Volkswagen Scirocco GT24 Photos, Looks Ready for Race Day

You knew it was coming, and we've seen a head-on shot of the Volkswagen Scirocco GT24 race car, but now the full studio set is out for the ogling. The standard issue and Euro-only Scirocco has been modified with more turbo pressure pushing output to 325 HP, while the chassis has been widened and lowered, aero bits… » 5/22/08 3:40pm 5/22/08 3:40pm

Volkswagen Builds 300 HP Scirocco For Nürburgring 24-Hour Race

A lot of people think VW's upcoming Scirocco could use a little more oomph under the hood. The stock engines are rated from 122 HP to 200 HP, but this new version has a 300 HP version of the 2.0-liter TFSI inline-four. That's because the car has been race-prepped specifically for next month's 24-hour endurance race at… » 4/30/08 3:20pm 4/30/08 3:20pm

Volkwagen Scirocco Chase Video Awful, Confusing

We refuse to believe someone was paid to produce this Volkswagen Scirocco video that's so bad it makes us feel itchy. Why is this man driving a Scirocco through a barren desert landscape? Well, he's being chased by the worlds laziest police force — apparently there for comedic effect, rather than an actual car chase.… » 4/18/08 9:30am 4/18/08 9:30am

Volkswagen Scirocco, Live And In The Flesh

We were more excited about the VW Scirocco coming back when we saw it in concept form as the "IROC" back at the Paris Motor Show two years ago. To be fair, that's really just because the prospect of a new car being called the "IROC" made us happy in so many way. Most of those ways involve sadism in some way, but happy… » 3/04/08 6:45am 3/04/08 6:45am