Skip to main content

1981 VW Scirocco

The VW Scirocco was designed as a replacement for the popular VW Karmann Ghia coupe and was first offered in 1974. The first generation was produced until early 1981 when it was replaced by the second generation in March of that year. The Type 2 redesign included greater headroom and improved aerodynamics. Also offered with the type 2 were more than a dozen different trim options including, GT, GTS, Scala and GTX 16V.

1981 VW Scirocco



Year: 1981
Make: Volkswagen
Model: Scirocco (2nd Generation)
Submodel: GT
Color: Cirrus Gray Metallic
Country of Origin: Germany
Model Years: 1981-1991
Body Style: Hatchback
Doors: 3


Traction: Front Wheel Drive
Engine Type: Spark ignition 4-stroke
Engine Specs: 77.4 cui (1.5L)
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Fuel System: Carburetor
Cylinders: 4
Horsepower: 59 hp
Transmission: 4-Speed manual

Dimensions & Chassis

Length: 159.4 in
Width: 64 in
Wheelbase: 94.5 in
Tire Size: 155 SR 13
Brakes: Disc


0-60: 14 sec
Top Speed: 156 mph


Z Motorsports Car Museum
at Apple Island Resort
71 Route 2
South Hero, VT 05486

Visits us

Admission is free.
Open Saturdays, 10 am – 4 pm
May 25th and October 12th

Contact us