Volkswagen is readying a high-performance version of its Scirocco coupe. It’s expected to wear the R20T badge, denoting it uses a 2.0-litre turbo mustering around 265bhp. It’s the same firecracker four that sees service in the Audi S3, making this the most powerful Scirocco ever.
The new R20T will go on sale in early 2010, crowning the Scirocco range. Currently, UK customers can only buy the Scirocco in lighter pressure 2.0-litre turbo form with the Golf GTI engine. But the range will expand in January 2009 with the arrival of a 160bhp 1.4 Twincharger unit and a 140bhp 2.0-litre common-rail diesel. A more powerful, 170bhp derv arrives later next spring.
Source: Car Magazine