Volkswagen’s new sedan, the CC, has been getting great reviews across the automotive landscape. We weren’t surprised. With the new Passat’s awesome chassis and a little more room for the designers to play with, VW might have created a knockout with this new car.
Still, by retaining the regular Passat’s drivetrain, the CC isn’t going to set any roads ‘a blaze. VW higher-ups want to gauge the public’s interest in a performance version of the CC. So for this year’s SEMA show, Volkswagen has once again contacted VW performance gurus APR Tuning to transform their new creation into something rather special.
APR took a standard 2.0-liter turbo CC as their base for the SEMA show car. For starters, an APR Stage 3 turbo was installed and tuned. The interesting part about this system is its adjustability on the fly. The kit allows you to choose three levels of output: Eco mode with 222 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque, GT mode with 252-hp and 268 lb-ft and a full power mode unleashes 311-hp and 313 lb-ft onto the tarmac.
Brembo brakes and H&R coilover suspension helps keep things planted on terra-firma. On the looks front, a pearl gray paint job and custom interior trim keeps things understated and classy, while retaining that sporting edge which VW was after. Black leather Recaro seats spell business while shouting "this is a driver’s car" to the world.
Source: Edmund’s Inside Line
Photos: Volkswagen AG