Volkswagen revealed the official details about its new race-prepped Scirocco GT24. Scirocco GT24’s power comes from the same 2.0-liter TFSI turbo four engine that drove the race-prepped GTI to victory at the Ring last year. With this incredible power engine, it can pump out 242KW and maximum torque of 340Nm at 2,100 rpm.
Power is channeled to the front wheels through VW’s six-speed DSG dual clutch gearbox, identical to the transmission used in the road-going model. Dimensions for the racing version have grown slightly, with an extra 227mm in length for aero stability and 61mm in width to cover the 18-inch racing rims on a wide track which drops the ride height by 75mm.
The interior has been entirely stripped down and race-fitted with a full roll cage, Recaro racing seats with five-point harnesses and a competition steering wheel, electronic instrumentation and fire extinguisher, all adding up to a total weight reduction of 178kg from the interior.
We’d love to have a production model of these running around on the road. (more…)