New Sasol GTC cars set for thrills

The iconic Grand Prix Circuit will present a new challenge to the GTC drivers as they tackle the country’s fastest racetrack on June 16.

Suzuki’s new Swift hatch and sedan in SA

Suzuki kicks off its new model assault with an all new Swift hatchback and standalone sedan called the Dzire.

Street racing Scirocco from APP

2009-05-11 08:35
Vehicle Specs
Manufacturer APP
Model Street Racing Scirocco
Engine 2.0 TFI
Power 191kW
Torque 360Nm
Top Speed 263km/h
Keen on kitting out your Scirocco with plenty of aftermarket kit? Not keen on the hassle of sourcing a diffuse range of parts? APP has a deal for you.

In cooperation with renowned names in the German and Dutch aftermarket tuning scene (Rieger, KW Automotive, Wimmer Rennsporttechnik, and MR Car Design) advanced performance parts Europe (APP) offer the very aptly named "street racing" VW Scirocco.

Dressed up primarily by Reiger, the Scirocco street racing’s bodykit features a new front apron, side skirts and rear bumper with diffuser-like finishing – we doubt the aft diffuser is actually worth much dynamically.

No self-respecting German tuning product would head out on the autobahn without the requisite footwear, and subsequently the APP Scirocco rides on a set of three-piece, forged aluminium bicolour mags measuring 19-inches in diameter. Wrapped by high performance Ultrac Sessanta tyres from Dutch supplier Vredestein, the wheel and tyre combination sure looks the business.  

Stoptech (wow, what an original name) provide the new brakes, whilst tried and tested suspension specialist, Klaus Wohlfarth, pitches in with a new coil-over suspension kit.

Ensuring the APP Scirocco’s dampers are commensurate to grip generated by those high performance Vredestein tyres, bespoke German suspension specialist, KW automotive, supplies a V3 coil-over suspension system which is set-up with a distinct track day bias.

Powering the APP Scirocco is a 2.0 TSI four-cylinder, with significantly relaxed engine mapping parameters thanks to a Wimmer Rensporttechnik ECU upgrade. Factor in the MR Car Design performance exhaust system – which significantly reduces back pressure - and power hikes from 147kW to 191kW, with rotational force peaking at 380Nm instead of the factory car’s 280Nm.

Managing the additional power output is a 35% slip-biased MR Car Design LSD front differential, with MR adding its DSG shift software to the package too.

Deceleration is actuated by a Stoptech high-performance brake system, consisting of dual discs (355m) with four-piston callipers on the front axle.

German motorcycle brake bleeding specialist, Stahlbus, provides calliper vent plugs to round off the conversion.


There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.