Kenwood VW Scirocco Stereo System
Kenwood have long been known for producing top-of-the-range audio equipment. When they recently revealed their show stopping demo car the ‘Kenwood VW Scirocco’, they proved once again that they’re at the forefront of the car audio scene. By taking a brand-new Scirocco and filling it with the latest quality sound equipment, Kenwood took the humble in-car stereo system to a whole new level.
When designing the demo Scirocco, the two essential aspects for Kenwood to consider were visual excitement and impressive sound. Equally important was the build and system durability. Years of trade shows can take their toll on poor structural materials and therefore Kenwood made sure everything was designed and built bespoke, and all finished to at least the original car standards.
How does it sound?
As you would expect from Kenwood, the audio installation is nothing short of incredible. In fact, the team couldn’t decide whether to fit the Scirocco with a bass setup, or an audiophile SQ (Sound Quality) system, so they decided to fit both. The subwoofer speakers are switchable, so you can run the eight-inch subs for SQ or the 12-inch speakers for real bowel-loosening low-end response.
As standard with most of Kenwood’s in-car stereo range, the head units offer iPod integration, DAB for crystal clear radio reception and Bluetooth phone hook-up. There is a dual component speaker set-up in the front doors and both SQ and bass systems give tonnes of volume at the front end and will be guaranteed to please your ears.
How does it look?
The fit and finish of the Scirocco are primarily designed to enhance the audio experience. Sound deadening and panel strengthening have been carefully employed so that the sound you’re hearing is super-tight. The car keeps the originality of the Scirocco’s interior, but if you open the boot you’ll see that there’s a party going on.
The super-stylish grey metallic colour has been finished with a matte laminate for a classy look that means business. The aim was to enhance the original vehicle and to make it look cooler without taking anything away for the usability and driving experience. By transforming the engine and tweaking the suspension, Kenwood has designed a car that drives as well as it looks and sounds.