Here’s another reason to lust after the Volkswagen Scirocco, the new GTS edition. Premiering at the Leipzig Motor Show, this special edition celebrates the Scirocco GTS that was introduced to Europe 30 years ago.
So how does VW recognize the anniversary of one of its most youthful vehicles? With special kits, of course.
The Scirocco GTS receives a new body kit that includes a more aggressive front end, extra sculpted sides, and the rear spoiler from the Scirocco R. The GTS package also includes stripes down the middle of the car that VW says was, “designed in the style of racing cars of the 70s and 80s.” While this style may be considered a throwback, it is downright attractive.
The red outer edge of the body stripe matches the red door mirrors and the brake calipers, which sit behind VW’s 18-inch ‘Thunder’ alloy wheels.
Inside the seats get a similar color treatment where the black leather seats get contrasting red stitching. The gear shift is the same golf ball style that was available on the on the original GTS.
The Scirocco GTS receives the highest power engine available in the car’s standard lineup, a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cyliner making 207 hp. The extra goodies in the GTS package should add €1,995 to the Scirocco’s pricing, which should bring the car to around €30k (about $37k at direct current rates.)
We’re not going to get the Scirocco GTS over here because we can’t even get the regular version on our shores. The problem is that there are plenty of us in the enthusiast community who say that we want one, but very few people in the general public are willing to put down the cash for this hatch.