Designed alongside the original Golf, the Scirocco actually hit markets six months earlier than its sister, in 1974. That’s because both were based on the same platform—although almost every one of the Scirocco's parts was reengineered to be sportier—and Volkswagen wanted to get any teething problems out of the way before their mass-market family car hit the market. Like its sister, the Scirocco was designed by Giorgietto Giugiaro, which explains its lovely origami shape. By 1988 it was time for a replacement to the Scirocco, and that’s when the Corrado came along. Originally conceived as a replacement for the Porsche 944, this sports compact car followed the same winning recipe from the Scirocco, with contemporary looks, and eventually a VR6. Finally, in 2008, the Scirocco nameplate came back, this time on the Mk5 Golf platform. As with its predecessors, it was a adored by its fans and was even named Top Gear Magazine’s car of the year in 2008.
Naturally, this fan favorite was well represented at Wörthersee and here is a selection of our favorites:
Classic design? Check. Classic livery? Check. Lowered and wearing nice OZ rims? Check and check. What is there to say, but bravo?
Everything about this picture is great. First of all, there’s a great looking, all-white all-‘80s Scirocco in the foreground. And in the background there are the chillest looking dudes with an inflatable hot tub and palm trees. I don’t know who these guys are, but they know a thing or two about having a good time.
Why did two-tone paint jobs go away? Actually, I know why: abuse. But still, when it's done right, like on this stock-looking Scirocco, it's a sight to behold. And the word "Scirocco" on the side, written in that classic VW font, is the detail that makes this stand out.
The new Scirocco has always been handsome thing, but with a few mods it can be even better. The big BBSs on this one don’t hurt, but neither do the bold lettering on the tires, nor the highlighting on the chin. And racing colors give this R the look of a true performer.
Maroon isn’t the most popular car color these days, but it works surprisingly well on the Corrado. The black wheels (an increasingly difficult choice to argue against) finish off the look this comely Corrado.
Check out the full gallery at the top and let us know what you like best.