VW to farewell third-generation Scirocco R with limited-build Wolfsburg Edition.
The Scirocco gets its name from a hot dusty wind that blows from Africa across southern Europe. There's a good chance it doesn't touch Wolfsburg in northern Germany though, even if it existed in particularly hot R form. This hasn't stopped Volkswagen from naming its ultimate, in both senses of the word, Scirocco after its Wolfsburg global headquarters.
Given the slow sales of the updated model since it arrived in early 2015 (367 last year and 204 so far in 2016), VW Australia has chosen to end its local presence with the highest-spec version yet.
The Scirocco R Wolfsburg Edition will be limited to just 150 numbered examples when it arrives in November, split roughly 4:1 between six-speed DSG auto and six-speed manual transmissions.
It will be no faster than the existing version, with the same 188kW/330Nm turbo 2.0-litre from the Mk6 Golf R, but will be identified from the outside by black 19-inch Lugarno alloy wheels and corresponding door mirrors. Colour options will be limited to Oryx White Pearl or Rising Blue.
The inside scores special, heavily bolstered Alcantara and leather bucket seats, and the ticket to ultimate Scirocco R exclusivity will cost you $3500 beyond the regular version to total $49,490 for the manual and $51,990 for the auto.
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