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No, not the kind of IROC that once roamed the boulevards of Staten Island like great iron steeds dipped in a huge vat of Armor All. According to supposition from a board member of VW Vortex, Volkswagen will show a concept car called the IROC, for ScIROCco at the Paris Motorshow in September.

Word is, the front-engine, rear front-drive coupe will be a cross between the Eco-Racer concept the company showed in Tokyo last year with the Concept A coupe shown in Geneva this past March. The production model, which will be built in Portugal, will reportedly cost in the range of $24,000. No word on a US release.

Volkswagen to show "IROC" concept at the Paris Auto show [VW Vortex forum]

Volkswagen Reveals EcoRacer Concept for Tokyo Show; Geneva Premiere: Volkswagen's Concept A; More on the new Scirocco [internal]