The most powerful model was the 16V with 139 PS, the first of the desert wind series to top 200 kilometers per hour. Some 290,000 units rolled off the line through 1992, including the legendary “White Cat” of 1985, an all-white model, inside and out, with white-striped rear lights, spoilers all around and a Zender rear spoiler. The White Cat purrs in the AutoMuseum exhibition as well.
Not a Scirocco, but rather a Corrado
The Corrado was originally slated to take over from the Scirocco II. Its development began in 1981, at the time still called “Scirocco III.” But ultimately the decision was made to rename the more technologically advanced model the “Corrado” and offer it as a higher-level coupe alongside the Scirocco II. With a G-Lader, VR6 engine and the first active rear spoiler, which adjusted to the speed while driving, the car is truly something special. “No one else was offering something like that in the compact class at that time,” says Kittler. A year later, Porsche brought out an active rear spoiler as well. A special variant with a 16V engine and G-Lader from the motor racing department was built for the managing director of Karmann at the time. “A one-of-a-kind, fascinating car,” says Kittler – and it is naturally also on display in the exhibition. Karmann, incidentally, also built two roadsters based on the Corrado. Some 100,000 Corrados were built all told.