What car would you want to drive before you die? Car, a British magazine, listed the Volkswagen Corrado as one of the "25 Cars You Must Drive Before You Die". So if you are a Volkswagen Corrado owner, you're just too lucky because you have all the time to drive such a wonderful car.
The Volkswagen Corrado is a 2-door, 4-passenger hatchback sports car manufactured by Volkswagen from 1988 to 1995 but only sold in the United States for the 1990 to 1994 model years. The sports car was based on the Volkswagen A3 platform, the same body platform used for the Volkswagen Golf and Volkswagen Jetta vehicles sold in the same era. The Volkswagen Corrado was the eventual replacement to the Volkswagen Scirocco, which was dropped from the company's vehicle line-up in 1988.
Upon introduction, the Volkswagen Corrado was marketed as Volkswagen's "first full-blooded sports car." But instead of being pleased, many people were disappointed with its initial performance. Standard with a 5-speed manual transmission, the debuting U.S. version of the Volkswagen Corrado was equipped only with a supercharged 1.8-liter, 16-valve, 4-cylinder engine that produced 158 horsepower, a supercharged version of the basic 1.8-liter, 8-valve, 4-cylinder engine used for its European counterparts. While the engine performs astonishingly at high speeds, it does not show the quick acceleration that is expected for supercharged engines like it.
Disappointments, however, were soon answered when a new engine was introduced for the Volkswagen Corrado in 1992. It was a 2.8-liter, 12-valve, V6 engine that was rated at 174 hp. Not only did the engine made the Corrado speedier, it also made the car more stable at low speeds and allows it to cruise quietly. With the VR6 engine, the Volkswagen Corrado as a sports car was fully realized.
The Volkswagen Corrado, especially the latter models, was one of the finest sports cars that Volkswagen has ever produced. That, however, was ten years ago. Today, a lot of other sports cars have been manufactured whose performance is far greater than what the Volkswagen Corrado have shown. And even if it won't be compared to the sports cars that we have now, the Volkswagen Corrado would still not perform like a true sports car simply because of its old age. Hope never dies for the sports car, however, because here at Parts Train, we have a wide collection of high quality and high performance Volkswagen Corrado parts. Just browse through our easy to navigate website and we're sure that you will easily find the performance Volkswagen Corrado automotive parts that can bring your sports car back to its former glory.