German automaker Volkswagen manufactured its Corrado two-door hatchback from 1988 to 1994. From 1988 to 1992, the company equipped the Corrado's engine with a "G-shaped" supercharger. Volkswagen formally designated the G60 as a trim level in the 1992 model year when it began offering the Corrado with a V6 engine. The next year, Volkswagen dropped the G60 trim level and discontinued its supercharged engine.
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Volkswagen equipped the 1988 to 1991 models and the 1992 G60 trim level Corrado with 1.8 litre inline four-cylinder supercharged engines. The engines consisted of iron blocks and aluminium heads with 3.19-inch bores and strokes that measured 3.4 inches. They sported single overhead cams and used electronic fuel injection systems with two valves per cylinder, for eight valves total. The Corrado G60's engine produced 158 horsepower at 5,600rpm and 166 foot-pounds of torque at 4,000rpm. Inside the cylinders, the supercharger achieved a compression ratio of 8.0-to-1.
Volkswagen equipped the G60 with a five-speed manual transmission. In 1992, you could upgrade to a four-speed automatic. All model years of the Corrado G60 transferred power to the front axle via a front-wheel drive configuration.
The Corrado G60 could accelerate from 0 to 60mph in 8 seconds and cross the quarter-mile mark in 16.8 seconds. This coupe could hit a top speed of 140mph. A 1992 VW Corrado G60 earned 19mpg during city driving and 27mpg when driven on the highways. Volkswagen equipped the cars with a 14.5-gallon fuel tank.
The Corrado G60 spanned a length of 159.4 inches with a wheel base of 97.3 inches. These coupes stood 51.9 inches in height and had an overall width of 65.9 inches. A 1992 model Corrado G60 weighed 1213kg. Volkswagen front-mounted the Corrado G60 engine, giving these models a 60-40 front-to-rear weight distribution. Both the front and rear wheels took size 195/50R15V tires.
Volkswagen built the Corrado with a 2+2 seating configuration that sat four. Inside the cab, a driver and front passenger sitting in the bucket seats enjoyed 37.0 inches of head room, 41.7 inches of leg room, 53.8 inches of shoulder room and 52.8 inches of hip room. Rear passengers could stretch out with 35.0 inches of head room, 31.2 inches of leg room, 53.8 inches of shoulder space and 44.5 inches of hip room.
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