VW Scirocco R Race Game iPhone App Available for Free Download

VW Scirocco R iPhone race game screenshot
VW Scirocco R iPhone race game screenshot

For the second time in 2009 Volkswagen is offering a free downloadable game starring one of its cars to iPhone and iPod Touch users. Available from the Apple App store the new game is called "Scirocco R 24 hour Challenge" and users get to pilot a Scirocco R through a system of bends that are not dissimilar to the Nürburgring's Nordschleife.

Car guidance can be done either through the touch screen or by the tilt sensor. The latter is extremely cool because it lets players gesture as if they are really in the driving seat. Multi-player mode is also available through the Bluetooth connection so friends and friends of friends can race against each other.

Players can also customise their cars and enjoy the genuine engine sound of the Scirocco R. The digital racer takes after the real thing, with pieces like the large air inlets in the front bumper and the chrome tailpipes appearing on screen.

As one of the most powerful road VWs ever built the 195kW (265hp) real-life Scirocco R will run from 0 - 100km/h in 6.5 seconds. And has a top speed of 250km/h.


Source: VW

Take a spin in the Scirocco R through the virtual "Green Hell"

The new racing game for the iPhone is available to download for free now

Wolfsburg, 17 September 2009 - At the same time as the unveiling of the Scirocco R at the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) Volkswagen is revving it up with a new interactive racing game. You drive in the "Scirocco R 24 hour Challenge" through series of difficult corners and expansive landscape similar to the Nürburgring. The game is available to download for free for the iPhone and the iPod touch now from the Apple App store.

A perfectly animated race circuit that comes so close to the legendary Nordschleife makes the "Scirocco R 24 hour Challenge" pure racing game fun. Three different play modes - qualifying mode, 24 hour mode and multiplayer mode (via Bluetooth) - liven up the game. Extras like the genuine engine sound of the Scirocco R, different sound effects and the chance to customise your own Scirocco R with the right exterior finish provide long lasting gaming fun. The player can choose to control it by touch screen or by tilt sensor to provide the best possible intuitive driving fun.

The star of the racing game, the Scirocco R, is the most powerful production Scirocco ever built. It's convincing with a performance of 195KW / 265 PS and 350 Nm torque. Many parts of the Scirocco R appear in the Scirocco motor sport design: large air inlets in the front bumper provide optimal cooling of the engine and the brakes. The rear section is dominated by the distinctly enlarged roof spoiler, a striking polished black diffuser as well as the chrome tail pipes.

The Scirocco R racing game marks the second time that Volkswagen has used this innovative form of marketing. In March at the premiere of the new Polo, the racing game "Volkswagen Polo challenge" was presented; with more than 1.4 million downloads in four weeks, it conquered the Apple App stores worldwide.


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Targa_Florio Targa_Florio
0-100km/h in 6,5 seconds with this much power... Any decent RWD car with 200hp can achieve that. I guess it is FWD issue, even the Focus RS has limited 0-100 compared with its power.
Sep 18th, 2009 7:36pm
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fusion01 fusion01
Yes it is. The Golf MK6 GTI R will have AWD and that helps it to around 5.6 seconds (as did the Audi S3 years ago). Why not on the Scirocco R is anyone's guess.
Sep 19th, 2009 4:53pm
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unknownuser unknownuser
Sep 18th, 2009 1:26pm
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tootall tootall
Sep 18th, 2009 4:10am
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