1992 Volkswagen Corrado VR6 . The Volkswagen Corrado is a hardly remembered treasure, a diamond in the rough. It's driving pleasures and styling were way ahead of its time, but sadly, nobody noticed. The Corrado was VW's attempt at a very sporty 2-door coupe. From 1989 'til its death, the Corrado featured a gas-sipping 4-cylinder engine. It wasn't hard to see why this version reeled in little to no sales, especially with the high pricetag. But amidst the failing 4-cylinders was a more potent version, the VR6. This one featured the all new, revolutionary, VR6 motor. This car was my building entry for this month's LUGnuts contest. Mine fits in the subcategory of "Sympathy for an Underdog". It's a previous challenge where you had to build a car that you think is an understatement, or simply one that is forgotten. . This is the reference photo I used when making the car. I posted it for you all to compare it to mine.
A clear view of the front. Yes, this is the same as the main picture, only not photoshopped.
Front/side view. It took me a ton of tries to get that to look right. It's a lot more difficult than you'd think to build a section that's mounted at a 90° angle. That explains the small crack between the grill and the bumper.
I think I accomplished the side view very well. It looks just like the real thing here.
The rear view. If you've ever seen the back of a real Corrado, it is very akward looking...
Take notice to the sunroof. I thought about making a sliding one, but the real Corrado only has a pop-up sunroof.
The engine was the most important detail to me on this entire build. Probably because it's in the name of the car and the whole reason the car was an "underdog".
Here is the grunt of the Corrado VR6. It was a unique new engine design combinig the short length of a 'V' motor with the short width of an inline motor. Volkswagen accomplished this by staggering the pistons. Click here if you want to learn more. The Corrado's VR6 only produced about 200 horsepower, but some have been tweaked to almost 400hp! This is a comparison photo to the picture above. Sorry, I can't figure out how to put pictures side by side...
Loads of trunk space! And unlike my RX-7, I covered the rear wheels. No more minced-up groceries!
A view of the interior. This Corrado has custom seats complete with offset red stripes. Now that's what I call stylish!
Another interior shot. This time focusing more on the dashboard.
All open. Hood, doors, and rear hatch.
Rear view, all of the doors opened up.
Here's a Top Gear clip featuring the Corrado VR6 at the beginning. Enjoy! (Sorry about the subtitles in some weird language. I couldn't find one without it...)