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Performance Review: Volkswagen-VW Corrado 2.9 VR6 - [1992]

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Volkswagen-VW Corrado 2.9 VR6 - [1992]

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Figures & Specs Summary:

  • Year: 1992 | Type: Hatchback
  • Engine: 2861 cc (174.5 ci) 12 Valve
  • Engine Formation: V6
  • Aspiration: Naturally Aspirated
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Transmission: 5 speed / Manual
  • Top Speed: 143 mph (230.1 kph)
  • 0-60 mph (96.6 kph): 6.2 secs
  • 0-100 kph (0-62 mph): 6.4 secs
  • 0-100 mph (160.9 kph): 18.4 secs
  • Power: 190 bhp (141 kW) @ 5800 rpm
  • Kerbweight: 1237 kgs (2727 lbs)
  • Torque: 180 lb-ft (244.0 Nm) @ 4200 rpm
  • Drive: FWD | Engine Location: Front
  • 1/4 Mile (Est.): 15.02 secs @ 91.1 mph
  • BHP Per Ton: 153.5 bhp
  • Torque Per Ton: 145.5 lb-ft
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Volkswagen-VW Corrado Performance Review.

Introduction:

This edition of the Volkswagen-VW Corrado 2.9 VR6 is the 5 speed / Manual version and was first brought out in 1992. This was at around the same time as the introduction of the 1993 Jaguar XJ 220 S 3.5 V6 Turbo and the 1992 Bugatti EB110 SuperSport.This particular Volkswagen-VW Corrado has a 2861cc Naturally Aspirated Petrol powerplant with 6 cylinders in a V formation.

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Alternative Petrol V6's includes the 2014 Radical RXC 3.5 V6 Twin Turbo

The Corrado shares its Petrol V6 engine configuration with the likes of the 2014 Radical RXC 3.5 V6 Twin Turbo and the 2015 Radical RXC Turbo 500 3.5 V6. If you're looking for other fast cars which share the Corrado's Front Wheel Drive, Hatchback combination then how about the 2020 Toyota Avalon TRD 3.5 V6 or the 2018 Audi A3 RS3 2.5 Turbo.

Power and Weight:

Weighing in at 1237 kgs (2727 lbs) this makes the Volkswagen-VW Corrado 2.9 VR6 in the same weight category as the 2020 Audi A1 A1 Sportback 35 TFSI S tronic S line or the give or take 50kg.

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The Volkswagen-VW Corrado shares the same bhp with the 2020 Audi A1 Sportback 40 TFSI S tronic S line (197 bhp)

In terms of power the 2861cc 12V V6 engine produces 190 bhp (141 kW) @ 5800 rpm similar to the 2020 Audi A1 Sportback 40 TFSI S tronic S line (197 bhp) or the 2020 Abarth 695 70th Anniversario 1.4 Turbo (177 bhp).

The Naturally Aspirated V6 throws out 180 lb-ft (244.0 Nm) @ 4200 rpm placing it with cars of similar torque performance figures such as the 2020 Lotus Elise Sport 220 1.8 Supercharged (184 lb-ft) or the 2020 Abarth 695 70th Anniversario 1.4 Turbo (184 lb-ft).

Power to Weight:

If one combines the weight with power or torque performance for the Volkswagen-VW Corrado you can get a better idea of it's real world performance.

KIA Optima 2.0 Turbo - [2011] image

The 2011 KIA Optima 2.0 Turbo (178.5 bhp per ton) has similar Bhp Per Ton stats as the Volkswagen-VW Corrado.

The Volkswagen-VW Corrado has a Power to weight ratio of 153.5 bhp per ton and 145.5 lb-ft per ton. Bhp Per Ton figures of the 1992 Corrado competing with the 2011 KIA Optima 2.0 Turbo (178.5 bhp per ton) or the 1998 Honda NSX 3.0 V6 Auto (178.3 bhp per ton).


Power to Weight(cont.):

If you agree with the late great Carroll Shelby then arguably an even better indicator of potential performance, Torque. Use weight as well and you end up with - Torque per ton, with the Volkswagen-VW Corrado generating around 145.5 lb-ft per ton. If you're curious as to what other cars have as much torque to weight then look no further than the 2001 BMW 3 Series M3 SMG 2d E46 (170.5 lb-ft per ton) or the 1969 Lamborghini Espada S II (170.5 lb-ft per ton).

Acceleration:

With a 0-60mph time of 6.2 secs or a 0-100km/h (0-62mph) of 6.4 secs, this made the Volkswagen-VW Corrado 2.9 VR6 as fast as the 2019 Toyota Supra SZ 2.0 Turbo (6.2 secs) the 2019 Toyota Supra SZ-R 2.0 Turbo (6.2 secs) the 2017 Volkswagen-VW Arteon 2.0 TDi SCR 4Motion (6.2 secs) the or the 2014 Peugeot 208 Gti 1.6 Turbo 30th (6.2 secs). This Volkswagen-VW Corrado 2.9 VR6 is also faster than the 2020 Audi A1 Sportback 40 TFSI S tronic S line (6.3 secs) the 2018 Ford Fiesta ST 1.5 Turbo 5 door (6.3 secs) the 2018 Ford Fiesta ST 1.5 Turbo (6.3 secs) the and the 2016 Renault Clio RS Trophy 220 1.6 Turbo (6.3 secs).

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Quarter Mile time is a close race between the Corrado and the 1958 Aston-Martin DB4 1958

When talking about the performance of the Volkswagen-VW Corrado on the drag strip it can reach a quarter mile in an estimated 15.02 secs @ 91.1 mph. Similar performance down the quarter mile can be found with the the 1958 Aston-Martin DB4 1958 (14.95 secs), the 1965 Aston-Martin DB6 1965 (14.95 secs), and the 2012 Subaru Forester STi tS 2.5L Turbo (14.95 secs).

Top Speed:

Modern performance cars are often artificially restricted to 155mph. The 1992 version of the Volkswagen-VW Corrado 2.9 VR6 has a maximum speed of 143mph.

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Top Speed of the 1992 Corrado equals the 2015 Ford Focus ST-3 2.0 Turbo Estate (154 mph)

If maxing out your car on the AutoBahn is your thing and you're wondering what's faster than the 1992 Volkswagen-VW Corrado 2.9 VR6 then how about the 2015 Ford Focus ST-3 2.0 Turbo Estate (154 mph), the 2015 Ford Focus ST-3 2.0 Turbo (154 mph), or the 2013 Volkswagen-VW Golf GTI Performance DSG 2.0 Turbo (154 mph).

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