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Volkswagen Corrado VR6 (1991-1995)

Volkswagen Corrado VR6 (1991-1995)
10th November 2018 Someday Classics
Volkswagen Corrado VR6 (1991-1995)
 
The VW Corrado VR6 is coveted for many reasons, most notably, because of its seductive styling, road handling capabilities, its rarity and its role as the ultimate fast sexy coupe of the 1990’s. The Corrado, among other cars of its day, represents the pinnacle of these absurdly complex, cool coupes,
 
The Corrado 2.9lt VR6 arrived in 1991, packing an extra 2 cylinders under its bonnet and raised the power levels to 190hp. Although it gained some extra weight , it still set a blistering 0-60 time of 6.2sec, while top speed increased (147mph).
 
The Corrado featured a unique wedge profile, eye-catching lines, chunky wheel arches, and something the others could only dream of, an active rear spoiler that raised at cruising speeds. How cool is that! The active spoiler raises automatically when the car exceeds 50 mph and retracts below 15 mph. It can also be manually operated via a switch.
 
Just like the Porsche, the Corrado came with a 2+2 seating arrangement and was built on the same platform as the Mk2 Golf.
The Corrado is a jewel in the crown of VW’s recent history, and a car that is as much fun to drive today as it was back in the day.