Volkswagen Zubehör and Eibach develop prototype vehicle
They do still exist; dream cars without compromise. Today, as when the first generation was launched 34 years ago, the VW Scirocco sports coupe impresses with an enthralling mix of dynamic design and ergonomic benefits. Eibach and VW Zubehör have accentuated the dynamic character traits of the Scirocco – and together, for the first time, they have communicated its capabilities in a particularly agile and characterful prototype car.
Customers can benefit from a technically and optically-refined design that can be individually tailored with almost all of its components coming directly from the factory. By doing so, all guarantee and warrantee protection for the vehicle remain fully intact and the customer receives a totally individual vehicle directly from the dealership – as Volkswagen intended! Additional equipment details are the stabilisers and wheel spacers which are available from Eibach.
The cooperation between VW and Eibach has already proven to be a success with the racing version of the Scirocco. Not just because the Scirocco was able to defend its class title at this year’s 24h race at the Nurburgring, but its natural-gas powered twin also stormed to victory in the “Alternative engines” class at the very first attempt. Eibach always draws on its vast experience of motorsport in the development of its suspension components. Instead of presenting radical solutions, this family-owned firm always ensures that it creates an equal balance between dynamic demands andpermanent everyday usability. This presents a perfect engineering solution to Volkswagen and to VW Zubehör. The Pro-Kit Performance Springs from Eibach, for example, are optimally adjusted to the adaptive dynamic damping system (DCC) of the new Scirocco. This ensures that the driver maintains the option of adjusting the hardness of the damping to his/her wishes.
The springs themselves offer sufficient reserves of comfort with their unique characteristics. When lowering of the centre of gravity of the vehicle, Eibach consciously keeps it at a technically important height of 20 millimetres. More extreme values would not further improve the handling and above a certain level actually have a negative effect. In addition, with this configuration the customer has no problems when driving over bumps or on steep entrances to underground car parks. On the other hand, the optical effects of the“small” height adjustment are visible at first glance – in particular with the aerodynamic sports package from Volkswagen Zubehör. A front spoiler lip, side sill set and rear spoiler with eye-catching black coated diffuser elements considerably shorten the perceived distance to the ground. The icing on the cake is the harmonically integrated rear roof spoiler, which like all the elements of this package, is optimally adjusted to the silhouette of the Scirocco.
In order to further optimise the handling characteristics of the Scirocco, motorsport partner Eibach has focused on Anti-Roll Kit performance stabilisers, which it produces itself. They reduce the tendency to roll and guarantee that the Scirocco precisely follows driver inputs and the driver thereby receives optimum response at all times. The road handling is further optimised by the Eibach Pro-Spacer Wheel Spacers, by moving the 19 inch large “motorsport” light-metal alloys from Volkswagen Zubehör further out. This is an effect which accentuates the weight-optimised 10-spoke wheels and which reflects optically in the even more muscular appearance of the bodywork. Consequently a successful result crystallises from thecooperation between Eibach and VW Zubehör – and this time not just racing drivers get to feel the benefit!