2008 Bologna Motor Show: Vw Scirocco Studie R

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 25, 2010

A street version of the Scirocco GT24 racecar will be presented by Volkswagen at the Bologna Motor Show, the Scirocco Studie R. A true Grand Tourismo that comes with a 198 kW / 270 hp engine that produces belligerent propulsion potency. This energy is spread by a 6-speed double clutch transmission. Modified directly from auto racing are the coilovers, the 4-piston brake calipers and a sound-maximized exhaust system with its polished oval end tubes.

Externally, in many details the concept imitates the race car variant. For instance, on the front end, the design hold fast to the slogan "Form follows function;" it highlights three huge air inlet openings that ensure maximum brake and engine cooling.

Aerodynamic lift of the front axle is reduced by the front splitter that was added. The engine hood with its auxiliary air vents was obtained from the racing variant. An incorporated rear wing and a characteristic diffuser in the lower section of the bumper dominate the rear end. Substantial reduction of lift is attainted by these two components.

In spite of the sleek design obtained from auto racing, an apparent artistic similarity to the production Scirocco was maintained. Distinctive traits of its silhouette consist of the new side skirts and shiny 19-inch alloy wheels with five sets of triple spokes. It was originally for the Scirocco R that the wheels were specially designed. Treated in high-shine black are the radiator screen, diffuser and underside of the rear spoiler are treated in high-gloss black, and this offers a strong distinction to the white exterior paint finish.

Supported by a "Bologna 08" insignia, red and green artistic elements on a white background create an Italian tricolor. The outside mirrors are also coordinated with this color scheme. In the interior the national color of Italy are also represented. The basic theme of the car is white and black, identical to the external color of the car. The tricolor scheme is also found in the seams of the Recaro racing shell seats, steering wheel, front armrest, gearshift lever trim and floor mat edging. On the inside, nappa leather in "Berry White" and "Deep black" is utilized in the racing shell seat.

The shell seats are covered with deep black leather in carbon appearance. A striking highlight here is the noticeable yet sophisticated contrast of low and high-gloss elements of the carbon structure. Highlights of the interior comprise of authentic composites of carbon. Specially designed aluminum pedals are featured in the footwell.

The most current Volkswagen design study, the Scirocco Studie R, debuted at Bologna and is motivated by the Scirocco GT24 which won in its category earlier this year at the Nurburgring 24-hour endurance race. Completed in white paint finish, the Studie R has complementary high-gloss black detailing and styling highlights in red and green to the wing mirrors and on the 'Bologna '08' marking, giving respect to the nation that hosts the Show. Triple large air intakes at the front helps cool down the upgraded 2.0-liter 270 PS engine, at the same time a front splitter is developed to reduce lift.

The back is dominated by a hefty rear wing and a characteristic modified rear bumper which integrates a diffuser and two oval exhausts. The Studie R is equipped with sports suspension which are racing-obtained and sitting behind specially designed bespoke polished five arm, triple spoke 19-inch alloy wheels are four-piston brake calipers.

In the passenger compartment is upholstered with black and white nappa leather and accented with low- and high-gloss trim made of carbon fiber. The Italian-motivated red and green design highlights is maintained on the seams of the Recaro seats, steering wheel, armrest, gear knob and floor mats. From the racetrack to the streets, two Scirocco GT24 racing cars completed first and second in their segment at the Nurburgring 24-hour race.

Presently, Volkswagen is introducing a street variant of the race car at the Bologna Motor Show: the Scirocco Studie R is equipped with a 198 kW / 270 PS engine for everyday usability, but it still provides potent aggressive propulsion. This energy is distributed by a 6-speed double clutch transmission. Directly adapted from car racing, are the coilovers, four-piston brake calipers and an audio-maximized exhaust system. The concept car imitates the racing model to a great degree with regards to its appearance. The three colors of the motor show host country are represented by green, white and red elements of the exterior and interior, an obvious homage to Italy.

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