Introduced in 1989, Volkswagen's supercharged Corrado turned out to be not quite the superb charger it was hoped.
Its 1.8-liter, four-cylinder engine, adapted from the Golf/Jetta, was short on flexibility and on the confidence expected from a
European sports car. A supercharger was partial compensation, hiking the output to 158 horsepower. But the increased power simply didn't come on soon enough for quick starts or mid-town spurts.
The awful truth: The Corrado G60, while a good-handling
sprinter in the mid- and upper-performance ranges, would be risking its pink slip dragging against an Acura Legend or a Cadillac Eldorado.
As it turns out, Volkswagen apparently was stalling, feinting its... Read More