Building the Kenwood Volkswagen Scirocco
For 2018 our demo Scirocco has undergone something of a revamp. We wanted to stick with the popular VW platform but bring a totally fresh angle to the car for this years show season. We drew inspiration from race cars we have sponsored in the past and looked to Japan for the latest trends, put them all in a melting pot at RIIVA Design and came up with this!
It started off as an altogether more subtle car however, an unassuming satin grey wrapped Scirocco GT. It was on static suspension and simple Rotiform KPS wheels. Although it looked great it didn’t have that wow factor we wanted for this season. We contacted Khyzyl Saleem to design the vehicle’s colour scheme and set to work creating a faithful real-life representation of the artwork.
But first there was the small matter of stripping down the existing car. RIIVA Design handled the bulk of of the project work and with a very short amount of time before Ultimate Dubs got to work on the car.
First jobs were to install the Air Lift Performance air suspension system. This was essential in achieving the ride height we needed to set the car off. After that the wrap was removed and the Voomeran wide arches were fitted.
Running with a race car theme we chose to include bead rolled panels in the air ride install. Bucking the trend for leather or other fabrics on the interior surfaces we wanted an engineered feel to the install.
From here on the project really started to take shape and a set of custom Rotiform wheels were designed to emulate the ‘turbofan’ style wheels of the 1990s Le Man cars.
Once the wrap was applied the render became reality, it’s unusual for a project plan to be adhered to so strictly but we were so passionate about the concept that there was only one way for it to turn out!