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Volkswagen Corrado SLC VR-6 on Motorweek

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Volkswagen Corrado SLC VR-6 on Motorweek

Yes, the show is still going strong. I watch it in high def, but it really hasn't changed much!
Got to disagree there... 1st & 2nd gears 0-60 lag. I've got one. Just wakes up after 3rd and before you know it your doing 80 - 90... oops time to change gear. Just needs more revs than I think down the gears from stand still - so I'm gonna fit a Rotrex and watch the fuel gauge literally move in opposite direction to the oil temp next to it!
look at mw 94 intera gsr sedan 6.4seconds to 60 and 14.9 sec in the 1/4mile stock with 4 doors 1797cc and 130lbft of torque... you not beating that from a rolling start.
to make matters worst that 1.8 is actually is a 1.6l b16 engine which is 1597cc... oh which is also 100hp per liter something you can only find in the likes of exotics.. (94+gsr 1.8l 170hp) (96+type r 1.8l 195hp) (93gsr 1.7l 160hp) less is more thats why many hondas from old are still on the road today and these cars are less than 2500lbs so that flat torque curve is irrevalent.... and the aftermarket support is rediculous.. and did i forget these are n/a4cyl engines= cheap!
Thats because Tiburons are engineered like trash and are rediculously heavy.
An friend of my Mom's gave me a ride in his brand new '93 Corrado. I was only 11 at the time, but I remember how impressed I was with the car. It was very fast and the motor sounded sporty. Nice car if you can find one now.
GREAT little car! If you think the original VR6 is nice, you should drive the newest 24V VR6 in the 2003 to 2005 GTI's... what a sweet motor!
ah...a classic car.the g60s had some kinks,but the vr6 slc is just sexy!
gotta love that car!! check out mine!
I love corrado's such a understated car, most people dont even know what it can do.
What's up with the vid? it stops playing.
i own this car and plan to be buried in it.
most of honda n/a 4cyl vtec models made these numbers with better gas milage and cheaper then again thats why this car died
dflet03 But they dont offer torque like like this.
I own a 92 Corrado SLC with cams/chip/intake, and i love every minute of driving my car. i respect ANY gearhead who puts in the time to work on their cars, and sure maybe the economy honda VTECs run fine, but truth of the matter is, these arent throw away cars, there is no GETTING ANOTHER ONE, there is no 'my homeboy has a shop and i can do backyard turbos yo" so we take care of our Corrados. ive had at least a handful of ppl tell me that the corrado was the best car they had/have.
did you hear those 0-60 numbers? The lightness of the Corrado along with the decent torque numbers make it quite fast...
Specs in '92-'95. VW 2.8L 172 hp V6 w/178 ft/lbs, Honda 1.8L 4cyl VTEC w/160 hp /116 ft/lbs. From a rolling start, seriously? VR6 is already producing more torque/hp @ 2300rpm than the VTEC ever will, and it has to be nearly redlined to get to its powerband, so your driving for a rolling start at redline? VR6 torque curve is flat, making 123-172 ft/lbs the ENTIRE range up to redline. Facts are facts, look up the figures in '92, Corrado was SCCA autocross champ over VTEC then too, its a fact...
I wonder if I'm driving it! I purchased my 93 SLC from someone near SF. I'm still driving (and loving)it, even though it costs about $1k/year on average to keep running. I still get occasional jealous looks and "thumbs up" gestures from people in the know.
That VR6 is sooo snarly!! Love it. Reminds me of the 24V Yamaha in my SHO.
The Euro VR6 had a more powerfull engine than the slc.
nice old clip but is there any out there for the HONDA PRELUDE cause i have a couple and would love to see it
I own an Integra GS-R, but have always LOVED the Corrado and wanted one.
To each his own, but you obviously haven't ever driven a Corrado VR6. Most don't drive around in a "racing powerband", its onramp shoots & light to light runs. A VR6 can run around all day in 4th gear then pull away HARD leaving 4cyls and even some V8's sucking air. Even still a "heavy" SLC will still outrun/handle a VTEC on any venue. You can have your great resale, a VR6 owner wants to KEEP his car. Besides as good as Honda's are, they're a dime/dozen. The Corrado was/ is something special.
No, hes dead on, I had a '92 SLC and in the early '90's the VW had more than enough torque to run even with a 91-95 Mustang GT's/V8's. Actually its pretty funny messing with Mustang drivers with a Corrado, stay right with 'em, then pull away on anything curvy...and with mods, the VR6 can be scary fast. Remember this little jewel is the great grandfather of great VW engines like the W8 and has a strong heritage to Bugatti's W16.
Well it had a service a couple of months bk. Does seem to be lacking power. I'd love to see a few pics... Might lead by your example re. remapping & NGK's... let me know where u got urs done sometime too - Not many on the roads these days as you know - clocked a slick G60 yesterday however. Grinning b*stard!! :-D
............Then again, Honda's look terrible
i have the exact same corrado except leather seating its in mint condition 1992 and only 82k miles on it. im 15 and my dad just got a 2009 jetta tdi so im getting the corrado =)
best all round fwd car ever made
i got a 92 vr6 totally love the beefee design people look and have no clue what it is
nice car love it vw jaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
I have a 1992 Flash Red SLC (VR6) for sale...Minnesota. :)
i hate how they were trying to compare a corrado to a honda prelude and a mazda whatever 3.. you just wont beat the vw for quality. i sooo want a corrado
Why wasn't the probe tossed into this? mx3 is not a competitor here. If they were gonna go with something like that there was the mx6, beretta GTZ which has similar numbers with a 4 banger and while it's slower to 60 than the 92 it balanced that out with mpg. Not sure why motorweek tossed the japanese into the mix like that when there were american competitors that have similar options at a cheaper price.
i`ve been thinking bout what car to get after i get my license which is next summer ...and after 1 year of figuring out i chose the vr6. ...hope i friggin find one.
thanks for posting this. amazing how much technology in that car for a 92'.
there is a fifth gear test where tiff nedell drives the '89 g60 and a video of an hungarian tv magazine
thats a good thing.... its not when it turns on , its when it turns off. i dunno why thats so funny.
They MUST bring back Fahrvergnugen to today's VWs. I do believe the Corrado had that!
What mods did you have? Because a Corrado is no where near the performance level of a V8 stang.
@dflet03 and they are also boring to look at, no one is impressed when they look at an integra, except for maybe you, my cars a head turner, yours is just every other jap car on the road
awsome car, i have one too and a 2007 2000 tfsi 200 hp passat but i like the corrado better :)) but that`s just me :D
mk3 golf for the win original owner!!!
NOT REALLY AS GOOD AS HE SAYS though this was one expensive car :-(
im sure this was a fun torqey car but to say it could outrun honda vtec cars dosent sound to credable most of hondas vtec pocket rocket are under 2.0l of displacement n/a 4cyl engines that post 6 sec range sprints to 60 and is progressively building power... and this is with less than 130lbft of torque... if these cars are quick enough to keep up with u at a light... from a rolling start what do you think would happen????
Nice! I remember watching that show when I used to have PBS. I don't know if that show still exist today.
Most satisfying drivers car VW ever made. Fast, and great handling cars. These are excellent collectible machines if you can find a stock one that hasn't been molested/modded to death...
10 people are ford probe drivers..
This car is so expensive to drive, also g60. Because of that they are rare. I enjoy when somebody asks what I'm driving. Just see ?!? look. Priceless!
This car is badass. I might purchase this exact model or a GTI MkII/MkIII/MkIV. V-Dub 4 life.
Wow, interesting to see that Motorweek hasn't changed much over the years. Have to note that John Davis used to be a lot more restrained. He hams it up a bit more now. Not that it's a bad thing. Anyway, I lusted after the Corrado for many years so it's nice to see this report on a classic car (in my opinion). Wish I had got one! It's performance still compares favorably with many cars today. And the 108-foot stopping distance is fantastic! Too bad VW isn't bringing the new Sirocco to the USA.
I wish VW would make the Corrado again, just as it was. These were awesome cars.
Dude that's the same hp and torque as a modern Tiburon V-6 give or take, but like .8 sec quicker to 60!
I love this freaken car it puts a smile on ur face that no other car can put there
i have known about these cars since they were put on sale... ...BUT I HAD NO IDEA THESE THINGS WERE GERMAN ROCKETS! 6.4 0-60! and i bet the 15dEgree v-6 is were they got most of there ideas for the W-8-10 etc., motors. too bad it cost a small fortune to fix and maintane them:(
true indeed! its a matter of prefrence where you want your power, lower of higher rpm... this is why honda pocket rockets will be around for a long time... ok lets take a cheap fairly safe lightweight chassis give a racing powerband, excellent build quality, great resale value, fun to drive 30+ mpg and cheap to fix.. this briiliance of thinking and enginering is why honda is king of pocket rocket and will always have a loyal following
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