The Corrado, presented in August 1988, was positioned above the Scirocco II. The new sports car boasted thrilling features such as a rear spoiler which extended automatically at speeds above 120 km/h and a new G60 engine with scroll-type supercharger (“G-Lader”) and a power output of 118 kW / 160 PS. Smaller normally aspirated four-cylinder engines were also available. Later, the Corrado was available with a VR6 option – initially with 128 kW / 174 PS and then with 140 kW / 190 PS– another milestone in the history of Volkswagen powertrains for the coupé assembled by Karmann in Osnabrück. By 1995, 97,535 units of this sports model, also available with front airbags in the final year of production, had been produced.
Volkswagen at the Techno Classica 2017: the best of both worldsThe world's biggest show for classic automobiles is opening its doors: at the Techno Classica, which is being held from 5 until 9 April in Essen, Volkswagen Classic is presenting two different themes on one stand this year. ‘Driven by the future' is showcasing prototypes and small-scale production runs of vehicles with electric drive systems. The exhibits, some of which are being shown in public for the first time, tell an ‘electrifying' story. Volkswagen began conducting research into alternative drive technologies more than 40 years ago. In the second themed area entitled ‘You better look twice', visitors can look forward to sports classics with the ‘wow effect' under the bonnet: on show are fast production models from the 1970s and 1980s, whose mighty horsepower potential only becomes evident upon closer inspection.