The Volkswagen IROC concept was first shown to the public
at the 2006 Paris Motor Show. The IROC concept marked
the revival of one of VW's sportiest models, the Scirocco.
The IROC's name is taken from the VW
The original Volkswagen Scirocco was sold from 1974 to
1992 before being replaced by the Volkswagen
Corrado. By 2008 VW turned the IROC concept into reality
and named it the Scirocco.
The IROC name is made up from part of the Scirocco's (ScIROCco)
name, and has absolutely nothing to do with the IROC Chevrolet
Camaros of the 1980's.
The 2006 Volkswagen IROC concept is a 2+2 hatchback which
is slightly longer, wider and lower than the VW Golf.
The front of the IROC concept shows some of the same features
found on the Volkswagen
EcoRacer from 2005, while the rest of the car has
chunky styling found on most modern Volkswagens.
Power for the VW IROC concept comes from a front-mounted
210 hp TSI engine driving the front wheels.