Motorsports Monday: 1992 Volkswagen Corrado SLC VR6

For a long time, enthusiasts have claimed that you need to have rear wheel drive to enjoy a car’s dynamic abilities or have a successful race car. However, while limited in their application, front-drivers have a very long and successful track record dating back to the 1960s. Let’s not forget the Mini, SAABs and even some early Audi rally efforts which used front-drive platforms and were winners. In touring cars, Audi ran Coupe GTs and front-drive 4000s in Group 5 and later Volkswagen took the idea of the performance hatchback to their Golf platform in the GTi. Wildly popular as a budget racer since new, the Golf’s basic layout and platform evolved into the Volkswagen coupes – both Scirocco and later Corrado. While the early Sciroccos also gained much success in SCCA racing in the 1970s and early 1980s, the Corrado introduced a new level of performance with the VR6 engine. While the torque-laden application would seem on the surface to be a bad match for a front driver, the Corrado when properly set up is truly an impressive car and massively quick – a great alternative to the E36 chassis, for example:

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Year: 1992
Model: Corrado SLC VR6
Engine: 2.8 liter narrow-angle VR6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 77,923 mi
Price: $6,888 Buy It Now

1992 Volkswagen Corrado SLC

1992 VW CORRADO

DARK BLUE ON BLACK

2.8L 6cyl!

MANUAL TRANSMISSION!

INTRAX COILOVERS!

NEUSPEED SWAYBARS!

NEUSPEED STRUT BRACES!

17″ KOSEI K1 WHEELS!

KUMHO ECSTA V710 TIRES!

CAT/SUITCASE/MID MUFFLER DELETE!

P-FLOW AIR FILTER!

SCHROTH HARNESSES!

SPARCO EVO SEAT (DRIVER)!

COBRA PASSENGER SEAT!

MOMO TREK STEERING WHEEL!

MOMO AIR LEATHER SHIFT KNOB!

BOLT ON AUTOPOWER ROLL BAR!

TDI RING AND PINION!

CLUTCHMASTERS STAGE 2 CLUTCH!

LIGHTENED FLYWHEEL!

APPROX 2500# RACE WEIGHT!

TEXAS CAR ALL ITS LIFE!

OWNED BY DRIVING INSTRUCTOR!

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This car appears very well presented. I love the Shelby-esque color pallet, and overall the car presents much better than most stripped out track cars. As a budget proposition, it’s hard to go wrong here – you could easily spend a few thousand dollars prepping a car for the track, but having a dedicated track car like this really transforms the driving experience. Obviously, it also comes with drawbacks – you’ll need a trailer and tow vehicle, for example. But strip the weight out, dial in the suspension and hold on – these Corrados will absolutely stun you with their performance. Often overlooked in favor of the E36, this is really a great alternative that can be had on a budget and offers you something a bit different than the norm!

-Carter

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5 Comments

  1. Oh my. You beat me to this one. All kinds of cool.

  2. neuspeed and race? come on? that’s street stuff. this is a street car. no race classes allow bolt on cages! yeah, it’s a cool boy racer car. if i were 18, i’d love to drive this on the street. it looks cool. it is cool. but, it’s not a race car. since when do race cars have passenger seats? or fm radio antennae? but, boy, it looks neato.

  3. Hi Peter,

    It’s noted that the car is a driver’s education car at the bottom of the description – but I do think that there are some NASA/SCCA classes that allow bolt in cages. Whether the car would be competitive in its current configuration is another case, but it could be raced.

  4. This is my car!! 🙂 I have never raced it professionally, as mentioned, I instructed for http://www.driversedge.net and would take it out for a few laps to show my students the “correct line” at the track. It gets lots of complements, it is very easy to drive, and quick. I also have a 91 Golf GTI with a VR6 that I take to the track, but the Corrado is better balanced.

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