265-hp Volkswagen Scirocco R20T coming in 2010

According to CAR, Volkswagen is working on a new high-performance version of new 2009 Scirocco. Known as the Volkswagen Scirocco R20T, the car will share its engine with the new 2009 Audi S3 – making it the most powerful Scirocco to ever travel on planet Earth.

Power will come from the S3’s 2.0 TFSI unit that makes 265-hp and a maximum torque of 258 lb- ft. 0 to 62 mph will come in the low 6 seconds with a top speed electronically limited to 155 mph. Comparing that to the new 2010 Golf GTI, which also has an Audi engineered 207-hp 2.0 TSI, the Scirocco R20T will be faster, sharper and more expensive.

Insiders say that the Scirocco R20T will have 80 percent of the visual aggressiveness of the Scirocco GT24. It will arrive in early 2010.

It has been reported before that Volkswagen is considering a limited edition high-performance Scirocco for the U.S. No word on whether this is that high-performance Scirocco.

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Source: CAR