Ready for revolution: G-Lader and automatic rear wing
A true sports car for the people: Originally planned as the successor to the Scirocco Mk2, the Corrado performed so well that it was automatically positioned in the higher sports coupe sector. The engine with G-Lader supercharger in particular, with its scroll compressor that improved the performance of the 1.8-litre four-cylinder engine, produced an impressive 118 kW/160 PS on the test stand. This performance allowed the Corrado to accelerate to a full 225 km/h at top speed, making it the fastest production Volkswagen ever when it was launched in the autumn of 1988.
A high top speed requires sophisticated aerodynamics: One of the technical highlights was without doubt the rear spoiler, which extended automatically at 120 km/h and reduced rear-end lift by 64 percent.