The 1990 VW Corrado, code name “Janet”

If anyone knows me and my personal taste in cars, they’ll know that I always fall for the less mainstream cars over their popular counterparts. Give me a 70’s Buick or Cutlass over a Camaro or Mustang any day. If you look up cool but-not-mainstream cars in the dictionary, you’ll likely find a photo of a Volkswagen Corrado next to it.

This car was Volkswagen’s first attempt at a ground-up true sports car. It had impressive styling, great handling, and for it’s time an impressive amount of horsepower. It started with the G60, a supercharged 1.8L 4 cylinder engine producing about 160 horsepower. They eventually beefed it up with the SLC/VR6 6 cylinder engine producing about 180 horsepower. VW imported them into the US from 1990 until 1994, and it is estimated that about 18,000 made them into the country.

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