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 it’s also possible to legally register it. Allegedly.
As Doug Demuro explains within the video beneath, the proprietor purchased the Scirocco new in Europe and had it stripped so he may import the physique and inside as automotive components, not as a automotive. 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 may have 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 package that reinforces the facility to 565 hp and 550 lb-ft of torque should you use race fuel. It additionally bought new wheels, brakes, suspension and a hydraulic nose-lift system. This wasn’t some random customized store throwing random upgrades at a automotive to make it go sooner, both. This was HPA, one of many prime Volkswagen tuners on the earth. It might have value the proprietor greater than $100,000, however the finish result’s a automotive 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 automotive’s efficiency, The Smoking Tire additionally bought the possibility to drive it within the canyons to essentially see the way it handles. Because it seems, it drives brilliantly. Virtually prefer it was constructed by Volkswagen from the manufacturing facility to go that quick. Besides, you recognize, 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 type of cash this factor might be going to promote for? Certain. However any wealthy particular person can purchase a Lamborghini. Why would you not need to as a substitute spend your cash on what’s possible the one third-gen Volkswagen Scirocco within the U.S.? That’s really one thing attention-grabbing and particular.