Exhaust maestro Scorpion has released its latest system onto the market; The new VW Scirocco TSI. The Derbyshire-based firm had already released a version for the TDI model last year, so the latest fitment should appeal to the purist petrolhead, covering both the 1.4 and 2.0 versions.
After a considerable amount of road and dyno testing, the new system is available as a direct bolt-on replacement to the OEM part. Bolting directly to the rear of the factory catalyst pipe, the 70mm system is available in two fitments. Either a centre and rear box for those that want maximum extraction with minimum intrusion, or for those that prefer a sportier tone, a Sports bypass pipe is available, leaving just the rear box to handle silencing duties. One of the biggest advantages over competitor’s designs is that Scorpion’s engineers have invested considerable time in studying the flatter profile of the factory rear box when designing theirs. Despite no loss in flow, the flatter Scorpion rear box tucks up into the rear underbody far more neatly than any other aftermarket system, improving looks, ground clearance and the all-important under car air-flow characteristics. This is an element often overlooked by aftermarket manufacturers, but it’s careful consideration is hardly surprising when you consider the wealth of OEM experience that Scorpion has to draw from.
Whilst the fit and finish are certainly as the factory intended, power and throttle response gains are most definitely not! – with consistent improvements of between 5 and 10% being recorded during Scorpion’s extensive testing regime. Also finalised, but still undergoing full Global approval, is the firm’s high-flowing sports cat that will bring significant performance gains whilst retaining full legality in all markets. Expect to see this later in the year.
Each system is precision-fabricated at Scorpion’s UK factory from aerospace quality T304 Stainless Steel and carries a lifetime guarantee. The sound is far more sonorous than the standard item, with a nice growl when pressing on, but keeping a subtle note for comfortable cruising.
Usefully, this box will fit all 1.4 and 2.0 TSI Scirocco models, providing more grunt, more growl – and more grins. Priced at just £418.95 for the single box system and £523.95 for the twin box set up, it’s the first essential modification for any hot ‘Rocco.
For more information on this, or any other Scorpion product – or to order your free catalogue, please contact the sales team on 01773 744123 or click to www.scorpion-exhausts.com