Video: Enjoy the Sweet Sounds of a 10,000 rpm VW Scirocco

Honda may be known for its high-revving engines, but they’re not the only game in town: According to the video description, this VW Scirocco’s 1.6-liter, naturally aspirated engine produces 254 horsepower while featuring a redline of 10,400 rpm.

What's the highest-revving car you've driven?

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John geyer
John geyer
8/12/20 5:38 p.m.

My God! My wife thought I was watching F1. My 81 S never sounded like that. But I used a 2.0 stroker with an 84 GTI close ratio with a .75 overdrive 5th gear. 40 mpg at 80 mph and 15s in the quarter at 3500 ft elevation. Damn that yellow is perfect

Chad_1stGen New Reader
8/17/20 1:06 a.m.

Yeah that was awesome!  Highest revving engine I've actually redlined was a small block Chevy built to rev to 7,500 RPM.  I've driven a few Coyote equipped cars that can rev higher than that but not pushing it like my own car.

captdownshift (Forum Supporter)
captdownshift (Forum Supporter) UltimaDork
8/17/20 6:13 a.m.

Hillclimb monsters is one of my favorite YouTube channels. heart

84FSP UltraDork
8/17/20 7:27 a.m.

I hold that hillclimb guys are only a step less crazy than sprint car guys.  That thing sound amazing and looks really planted around the corners.

KentF (Forum Supporter)
KentF (Forum Supporter) Reader
8/18/20 5:46 p.m.


Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) MegaDork
8/18/20 8:07 p.m.

I have datalogs showing 10,5 in the RX-7, and I'm pretty sure I've been over 11k at a fairly high speed event where I lost 3rd gear so I had to keep it in second on a long straight.


Not that event:


EvanB (Forum Supporter)
EvanB (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
8/18/20 8:12 p.m.

In reply to Pete. (l33t FS) :

Now I miss the Montero again. 

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) MegaDork
8/18/20 8:14 p.m.

In reply to EvanB (Forum Supporter) :

It was, indeed, an awesome truck.  I mean, it did leak fuel, and smell kinda funny on the inside, and got only slightly better fuel economy than your average aircraft carrier, but it was pretty cool.

captdownshift (Forum Supporter)
captdownshift (Forum Supporter) UltimaDork
8/18/20 10:02 p.m.

In reply to 84FSP :

When you see some of the engine swaps on that channel, you'll realize that they're crazier. 

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