Thirty years ago, Volkswagen launched the second generation of its Scirocco coupe and to celebrate VW have announced the introduction of a special-edition Scirocco GTS for Europe.
Powered by the same 155 kW / 280 Nm, 2.0-litre, TSI engine available in the standard car, the new GTS is largely a limited-run styling exercise with elements that hark back to the early 80s. Most obvious are the red and black racing stripes that run along the bonnet, roof and rear hatch, as well as the red mirror caps. The 18-inch alloy wheels, red brake calipers, edgy front and rear bumpers, flared side skirts, rear spoiler and diffuser, together with GTS badges, contribute to the bespoke look.
Inside, the Scirocco GTS gets red and black trim, as well as a traditional “golf ball” dimpled shift knob, a had-tip to both the original Golf GTI and the 1982 Scirocco GTS.
There is no word at this stage if the Volkswagen Scirocco GTS will be produced for right-hand-drive markets.