The Volkswagen Corrado is a hardly remembered treasure, a diamond in the rough. It's driving pleasures and styling were way ahead of its time, but sadly, nobody noticed. The Corrado was VW's attempt at a very sporty 2-door coupe. From 1989 'til its death, the Corrado featured a gas-sipping 4-cylinder engine. It wasn't hard to see why this version reeled in little to no sales, especially with the high pricetag. But amidst the failing 4-cylinders was a more potent version, the VR6. This one featured the all new, revolutionary, VR6 motor. This car was my building entry for this month's LUGnuts contest. Mine fits in the subcategory of "Sympathy for an Underdog". It's a previous challenge where you had to build a car that you think is an understatement, or simply one that is forgotten.
About this creation
This is the reference photo I used when making the car. I posted it for you all to compare it to mine.
A clear view of the front. Yes, this is the same as the main picture, only not photoshopped.
Front/side view. It took me a ton of tries to get that to look right. It's a lot more difficult than you'd think to build a section that's mounted at a 90° angle. That explains the small crack between the grill and the bumper.
I think I accomplished the side view very well. It looks just like the real thing here.
The rear view. If you've ever seen the back of a real Corrado, it is very akward looking...
Take notice to the sunroof. I thought about making a sliding one, but the real Corrado only has a pop-up sunroof.
The engine was the most important detail to me on this entire build. Probably because it's in the name of the car and the whole reason the car was an "underdog".
Here is the grunt of the Corrado VR6. It was a unique new engine design combinig the short length of a 'V' motor with the short width of an inline motor. Volkswagen accomplished this by staggering the pistons. Click here if you want to learn more. The Corrado's VR6 only produced about 200 horsepower, but some have been tweaked to almost 400hp! This is a comparison photo to the picture above. Sorry, I can't figure out how to put pictures side by side...
Loads of trunk space! And unlike my RX-7, I covered the rear wheels. No more minced-up groceries!
A view of the interior. This Corrado has custom seats complete with offset red stripes. Now that's what I call stylish!
Another interior shot. This time focusing more on the dashboard.
All open. Hood, doors, and rear hatch.
Rear view, all of the doors opened up.
Here's a Top Gear clip featuring the Corrado VR6 at the beginning. Enjoy! (Sorry about the subtitles in some weird language. I couldn't find one without it...)
As the avid owner of not one, but *two* '92 Corrado VR6s, I feel I need to say two things.
1) The Corrado sunroof does, in fact, slide in addition to popping up. So if you want to figure out a slider mechanism, you have official blessing to do so!
2) This MOC is absolutely fantastic! You did a real bang-up job, especially in recreating that absolutely fabulous engine to minifig scale. Well done!
Hey buddy what's up!? :) I need to ask you something, I just created a Flickr account but i didnt upload any pics yet... i'll do soon.. and i took a look at your nice group that you have guys! that LUGNUTS (i think), very nice group!! can I join that group, really i like it! what i have to do to join it, what's the rules, etc.. plz give me some tips... there are many cool contests out there!! I really appreciate if you help me :) thx buddy.. waiting for your answer >>> peace
your building skills are becomin' better and better... this is really great! my favorite part is the rear section with the opening trunk technique... and the engine as well... but in my opinion i prefer that the main pic be a normal one... one last thing; you must post a clear front view coz i can't see the front clearly... any way this one is from your best and hope always to see cars at this scale from you... keep it FLAMY buddy >>> peace.. fofo
OH JEEZ! FINALLY! Something new from the D Dude. I was waiting a long time for this moment! ARGH! This is beautiful! I think you could have made the hood a bit more studless, and some different rims, but other than that, fine! I love it! Keep up the good work, and I love those seats... Oh, man, I can't believe I'm facing one of the coolest creations on mocpages so far... Will you please go comment on my new Minigarage car? Thanks, and the engine and red stripe are very nice details... Keep it up! ;) Bye :)