You’re not supposed to have the ability to personal a third-generation Volkswagen Scirocco in america. Because it was launched for 2008, it received’t be authorized to import the Scirocco for an additional decade (till 2033). And but, this 2008 Volkswagen Scirocco is right here within the U.S. Extra particularly, it’s in San Francisco. And never solely is it on the market on Vehicles & Bids, however you may also legally register it. Allegedly.
As Doug Demuro explains within the video under, the proprietor purchased the Scirocco new in Europe and had it stripped so he might import the physique and inside as automobile elements, not as a automobile. He then despatched it, in addition to his 2008 Volkswagen R32, to HPA Motorsports in Canada the place they put the Scirocco physique on the R32. So you have got an R32-powered Scirocco that’s technically authorized to personal and drive within the U.S.
However HPA didn’t cease there. In addition they added a twin-turbo equipment that reinforces the ability to 565 hp and 550 lb-ft of torque for those who use race fuel. It additionally obtained new wheels, brakes, suspension and a hydraulic nose-lift system. This wasn’t some random customized store throwing random upgrades at a automobile to make it go quicker, both. This was HPA, one of many prime Volkswagen tuners on this planet. It could have price the proprietor greater than $100,000, however the finish result’s a automobile you nearly wouldn’t know has been modified if it hadn’t been lowered.
And whereas Doug’s video on the Franken-Scirocco touches on the automobile’s efficiency, The Smoking Tire additionally obtained the prospect to drive it within the canyons to essentially see the way it handles. Because it seems, it drives brilliantly. Nearly prefer it was constructed by Volkswagen from the manufacturing facility to go that quick. Besides, you realize, it wasn’t. As a result of it’s two vehicles from two totally different continents squished into one.
May you purchase a used Lamborghini for the sort of cash this factor might be going to promote for? Positive. However any wealthy particular person can purchase a Lamborghini. Why would you not need to as a substitute spend your cash on what’s seemingly the one third-gen Volkswagen Scirocco within the U.S.? That’s truly one thing fascinating and particular.