APR GREECE'S SCIROCCO GT24

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It might sur­prise some read­ers to learn that APR has a branch in Greece, but they do, and that's not the end of the sur­prises. Last Novem­ber, the Greek APR divi­sion be­gan work­ing on their lat­est project, the Scirocco GT24. The Scirocco, which ex­pe­ri­enced its com­pe­ti­tion de­but in GT24 form be­fore its pro­duc­tion coun­ter­part hit the con­sumer mar­ket in 2008, was the sub­ject of a trans­for­ma­tion inside-and-out.

At first glance, the car looks wild. Bright red ac­cents adorn the oth­er­wise black and gray APR liv­ery and color-scheme, and the same red fills the dish and lip of the equipped Vossen CV7s. Even the let­ter­ing of the Vossen cen­ter-caps is filled in red. The Scirocco's form is made even more strik­ing with the lib­eral ap­pli­ca­tion of car­bon fiber around the body kit, as well as with the help of big, ag­gres­sive spoil­ers in the front and rear.

Step inside the stripped-down cock­pit of this 24-hour rac­ing ma­chine, and you're met with a con­tin­u­a­tion of the liv­ery's theme with a bright red roll cage and sim­i­larly col­ored rac­ing har­nesses. The in­te­rior has been shaved down of all ex­cess, save for the dash­board, and fit­ted with OMP rac­ing seats.

All of that saved weight be­comes even more po­tent when you tally up all of the per­for­mance add-ons. Bump­ing the power out­put to a re­spectable 377 horse­power with match­ing torque is a col­lab­o­ra­tive ef­fort be­tween APR's stage 2 in­take, cast down­pipe, an ad­vanced in­ter­cooler and their K04 ECU. Truly a work of art, this Scirocco GT24 may be the best thing to come out of Greece since democ­racy it­self. The moniker “Mag­num G60” will sound more like a firearm than a sports car to most peo­ple,

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