Volkswagen Scirocco | Auto Express

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Volkswagen Scirocco

We lift the lid on the new coupé-cabrio version of VW’s legend

The new Volkswagen Scirocco is to go topless, Auto Express can reveal. The German manufact­urer is a coupé-cabriolet version of its two-door car to challenge the likes of the Porsche and Audi TT Roadster.

We have caught the hotly anticipated roof variant of the newcomer put through its paces in the US. And when car goes on sale in the middle of year, it pro­mises to stick to the styling of the stunning IROC which made its debut at the Motor Show in autumn However, it’s the chassis of the new that will be most to cabriolet fans.

As the sleek two-door shares its with the attractive Eos coupé-cabrio, VW go on to adapt a CC version, which is to arrive in showrooms in 2009.

The open-air variant has yet to be officially by bosses at the company, but as our exclusive reveal, it will look bit as good as its conventional brother.

The waistline and low nose of the coupé make it easy for the designers to add a folding hood mechanism affecting the car’s distinctive From the front, the differences the two models are difficult to spot, as the contrasting grille surround and headlamps won’t change.

Both the design and engineering are using lessons they during the development of the Eos to ensure the sets new stan­dards for this Owners will be able to the Scirocco from a refined, coupé to a dazzling convertible in a of seconds, and once the hood is the car is left with a clean deck. This will the smooth profile of the coupé to be over, while a pair of inte­grated roll-over hoops behind the seats provide the with strong safety

Inside, the rear seats are to accommodate the roof mechanism, so is an enormous amount of boot available when the hood is in However, buyers should expect decent luggage when the roof is folded, extra room provided the front seats.

While the IROC show was clearly influenced by the original – which was first introduced in – VW never officially produced a version of that car. it was left to specialist coachbuilders as German outfit Beiber to up with their own take on a – and these conversions proved to be popular with buyers.

The fact that Volkswagen to do the job itself this time how successful CC-style models been over the past few And the new Scirocco cabrio is set to debut at a motor show next – only a year after the For fans of wind-in-the-hair motoring, has never been a better to start saving.

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