The latter had been presented two years previously and proved highly popular. The powerful Viper Green Metallic colour in particular was so well received that it was later used for the Scirocco production models.
The Scirocco MK III built in Palmela (Portugal) was based on the platform of the Golf VI and was driven by modern turbo engines with power ranging from 90 kW / 122 hp to 206 kW / 280 hp (Scirocco R).
Scirocco R Cup – the eco-friendly one-make race series from Volkswagen
In the world of motor sport, the Scirocco III offered spectators plenty of action and thrilling entertainment on the racetrack. The Scirocco R Cup, held between 2008 and 2014 as part of the DTM, gave up-and-coming talent a welcome opportunity to get into motor sport and was the perfect career springboard for climbing through the ranks to higher series. Famous guest starters from Formula 1, DTM and rally sport also joined in. The old hands sometimes really shook up the field. The series was also eco-friendly, because identical Cup Scirocco cars capable of 173 kW / 235 horsepower were driven, whose engines were powered by compressed natural gas.