Take a look at the Audi R8. The R8 is more Scirocco than the IROC.
The R8 is new and updated. I am sure that the R8 passes all the latest safety standards. If the R8 were the Scirocco we would have way less issues!
OK, you say that the R8 is too much car for VW.
Then give us the looks of the R8 with less motor and less sticker shock. That would would make a good Scirocco starting point.
The Mazda RX8 is a great car and can kick the but of any MK5 Golf in any real world road racing. Notice that the RX8 is sporty and still has 4 seats. The RX8 is updated.
As far as the Mays Bug goes, VW is building a stupid retro new bug. The Porsche designed bug was a full concept with the motor in the rear and the body got its stiffness from the curves in the body. The new bug has the motor in the front but is made to look like a car that was designed with the motor in the back. The new Bug is a Toon Town car (cartoon like). I don't want the Scirocco to be a Toon Town car.
A full retro Scirocco is not the 100% desire for all Scirocco drivers or the sports drivers of this world. A Scirocco driver wants a real car that works and looks sporty. The Scirocco has always been an inexpensive and way more versatile BMW M1, Lotus, or Porsche. The Scirocco was never a high powered car in the US. It looked like it was fast and it could be driven fast. The Scirocco driver of today does not want a sports car that looks like a Mini Van. We all know that the Golf chassis and the Scirocco chassis were the same back in the A1 days. It is not the underpinnings that make the IROC a Golf and not a Scirocco. It is the shape.
Yes I see your points.
The market is saying Don't try to sell us a (an IROC) brick and call it a dart. A brick is a brick so call it a brick. The IROC is a GOLF so call it a GOLF not a Scirocco.
Modified by vw53a at 8:29 AM 8-11-2007