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The new Volkswagen Scirocco GTS has made its debut at the Shanghai Motor Show as a separate and especially sporty GT version.

21 Apr 2015 | International News : China

Volkswagen has unveiled the new Scirocco GTS - a sports car with 220bhp - in a world premiere at Auto Shanghai. In this car, Volkswagen is making a connection to the idea of the first Scirocco GTS. That car arrived on the market in 1982, and it was related to the Golf GTI, both in its construction and visually.

The GTS features a customised sports steering wheel with red seams and the lower spoke finished in 'Black Piano Lacquer'
A turbocharged direct-injection petrol engine catapults the Scirocco GTS - either with a manual gearbox or with the six-speed DSG - to 100km/h in just 6.5 seconds and on to a top speed of 246km/h (DSG: 244km/h).

The average fuel consumption shows just how efficient the engine of the Scirocco is: just 6.1L/100km with a manual gearbox and similarly economical at 6.4L/100km with a DSG gearbox.

Eyecatching exterior features - besides 18-inch 'Norwich' alloy wheels (or optional 19-inch 'Lugano' wheels) and styling elements of the R-Line exterior pack (including bumpers in 'R Styling', side sill extensions, roof spoiler and diffuser) - include its particularly striking red brake callipers.

Just as on the 1982 Scirocco GTS, the new edition can be ordered with two decorative red strips as an option; they run from the bonnet, over the roof and back to the rear hatch.

The interior of the Scirocco GTS is also customised. Here, standard features include a black rooflining, 'piano paint black' inlays, door sill plates with GTS badge, leather-trimmed sport steering wheel with red stitching, stainless steel pedals, seat covers with GTS badge and the legendary gear shift grip in golf ball look. Also included as standard is the modular infotainment matrix II (MIB II) 'Composition Colour' system, available for the first time in the Scirocco. This marks the debut of the second generation of the system in this series of sports cars.

The new Scirocco GTS will be launched in Europe at the end of May, with China following in the summer. This marks the comeback of an icon, a straightforward, mighty fast and exclusively equipped sports car.

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