It’s been a long 22 years since Volkswagen deemed North America worthy of its Scirocco hatchback. For those V-Dubbers who can’t live without VW’s newest iteration of the hot hatch, HPA Motorsports will not only import one into the new world, but tune it to your exact specifications.
The volks at HPA Motorsports have worked out a deal to have the Scirocco imported directly to its workshop in British Columbia, Canada, only 10 short miles over the U.S. border. Once the car arrives, the fun begins. While HPA can do just about whatever your heart desires, it strongly suggests its FT565 package. The special setup adds a pair of Garrett H25 turbochargers to the 3.2-liter V-6.
The mechanics at HPA beef up all the internals to handle the 550 hp and 500 lb-ft of torque the new engine produces. Brakes are upgraded to 14-inch rotors and 8-piston calipers in front, along with 13-inch rotors in back. Stock wheels are replaced with 19-inch BBS aluminum rolling stock, wrapped in Dunlop SP Sport Maxx tires.
HPA claims the tuned all-wheel-drive Scirocco can reach speeds of up to 200 mph, and sprint from 0-60 in no more than 3.5 seconds. If that isn’t enough, there is a Stage 2 version of the package. This not only gives the car a 100 lb-ft bump, but gets the hatchback down the quarter-mile in 11.3 seconds. 0-60 mph times are shaved down to a scant 3.4 seconds.
HPA plans on only building 10 FT565 Sciroccos each year, and every last one of them is destined for the U.S. Later this year HPA says it will debut its FT640 package which will be paired to VW’s 3.6-liter powerplant and is scheduled to make a ton more power. HPA says each car will take a cool $150,000 to get you into one of these custom-built monsters, but we’re sure they’re worth every penny.
Source: HPA Motorsports