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Has anyone seen the artists impressions of the yet-to-be-named spiritual successor to the fabled Corrado? They are in the latest issue of Autocar. If you were disappointed by the looks of the new R32, then I'm pretty sure you won't be with this new car. Built on the MkV Golf platform. Apparently there will be a range of engines starting with the 1.4 Twincharger culminating in a 4-wheel drive R32. Not cheap though with entry level prices expected at ?22k.

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Oh that is one seriously nice looking car. I really hope they come out
with this, they should pump it with alot of power to be onpart with the
TT and its successor!
 

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Yes Autocar excelled themselves on fictitious stories and dodgy
sketches this week. Maybe someone from VW will read it and it
might give them an idea
 

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hmmmm....well I really do hope there will be a Corrado type car coming along. Until the MkIV Golf R32, the Corrado (especially in VR6 form) was the best handling VW ever built I am informed. 2 years ago I think the same publication said there would be an Audi Coupe based on the A4 Cabriolet platform and I'm still waiting. [^o)]

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The Corrado was one of the best FWD handling cars ever built at one
point. If that conecpt above gets released i'll be having one for sure!

A while back the Concept C (that i beleive is going into production?)
was named as the corrado replacement even though there was only slight
resemblences.

This looks much more worthy of the title. After all, with the praise
and following the corrado got its got a lot to live up to. That car was
so far ahead of its time. Just look at the other cars from 89 and
you'll know what i mean.
 

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Found this but unfortunately no pics....

Autoweek News
Coupe Scoop: VW boss pushes return of Scirocco in 2008
GREG KABLE
Posted Date: 10/11/05

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rapid 3.2-liter 247-hp V6-powered all-wheel-drive coupe will spearhead
Volkswagen boss Wolfgang Bernhard?s effort to establish the German
carmaker as the purveyor of some of Europe?s most desirable yet
affordable performance cars.

Described to AutoWeek as the
spiritual successor to the once highly regarded Scirocco, the coupe
will be built on a modified Jetta chassis. Wolfsburg insiders say the
new car may be marketed under the name Rivo.

With styling by VW
design boss Murat Gunak, whose credits include the Mercedes-Benz SLR,
and VW head of advanced design Peter Schreyer, who oversaw Audi?s
recent design renaissance, the resurrected Scirocco is a pure 2+2
designed to complement the Eos folding-hardtop convertible unveiled at
Frankfurt.

The car adopts the muscular styling treatment first
shown on VW?s Concept R?a car that now appears to be abandoned due to
its complex mid-engine layout.

Power comes from two
four-cylinders, the new 1.4-liter Twincharger unit, and the
turbo?charged 2.0-liter FSI mill. At the top of the line is a 3.2-liter
V6, paired with all-wheel drive.

Gearboxes include a six-speed manual and optional six-speed DSG unit.
 

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Still a tremedous effort though Paul - come on MKIVer's talk him out of selling it!

I've got the issue of Autocar sitting here in front of me and I have to say on first impressions it does it for me but... like most of these prototype leaked pictures I doubt if we will ever see it in production let alone something named the Corrado. It will probably end up looking like a MKV people carrier as they raid the parts bin yet again.

IMHO there is only one Corrado - and that was the Mk2 C (Post 1993) , not that I am biased in any way at alll (Owned 5 of them in my time!)
 
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